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So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

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Dr. David Rothwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Change over time

The psa is most useful in screening by watching it over the course of years.
An accelerated change can indicate disease. Even so, biopsies are unpleasant and numerous treatment options exist. Get at least 2 opinions and know that many urologists have a vested interest in the treatment option(s) they suggest. It is fair to ask too!

In brief: Change over time

The psa is most useful in screening by watching it over the course of years.
An accelerated change can indicate disease. Even so, biopsies are unpleasant and numerous treatment options exist. Get at least 2 opinions and know that many urologists have a vested interest in the treatment option(s) they suggest. It is fair to ask too!
Dr. David Rothwell
Dr. David Rothwell
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Not useful

U.S. Preventive services task force has declared that screening of healthy men with psa is not useful.

In brief: Not useful

U.S. Preventive services task force has declared that screening of healthy men with psa is not useful.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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