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What is a psa test?
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In brief: Blood test
A psa test is a simple blood test for men to assess the prostate gland.
It can signify prostate diease, prostate cancer, or just benign enlargement of the prostate gland. The blood test is not specific for any of the above. The psa test, along with a digital rectal examination, can assist in detecting prostate cancer.

In brief: Blood test
A psa test is a simple blood test for men to assess the prostate gland.
It can signify prostate diease, prostate cancer, or just benign enlargement of the prostate gland. The blood test is not specific for any of the above. The psa test, along with a digital rectal examination, can assist in detecting prostate cancer.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Blood test
A blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen .
It is used to screen for prostate cancer, monitor the progression of prostate cancer, or monitor an enlarged prostate.

In brief: Blood test
A blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen .
It is used to screen for prostate cancer, monitor the progression of prostate cancer, or monitor an enlarged prostate.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Here are...
- a protein from prostate as found in 1970, considered to be organ-specific but not cancer-specific; later, it was found in normal / abnormal tissues of female breasts.
- its suggested "normal" range: 0-4 ng/ml, but challenged and evolved leading to further looks from different angles with t/f psa, complex psa... - most valuable use is post-rx f/u. - more? To http://formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html

In brief: Here are...
- a protein from prostate as found in 1970, considered to be organ-specific but not cancer-specific; later, it was found in normal / abnormal tissues of female breasts.
- its suggested "normal" range: 0-4 ng/ml, but challenged and evolved leading to further looks from different angles with t/f psa, complex psa... - most valuable use is post-rx f/u. - more? To http://formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: It is a rough test..
Psa is useful depending on when, how, and who use it, and gives men a rough idea if they may have high suspicion for prostate cancer after excluding uti, drug use, etc.
But, unfortunately, it has been over-used, mis-used, and even abused to serve political correctness and commercialism - professional and industrial. More? Go to http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html

In brief: It is a rough test..
Psa is useful depending on when, how, and who use it, and gives men a rough idea if they may have high suspicion for prostate cancer after excluding uti, drug use, etc.
But, unfortunately, it has been over-used, mis-used, and even abused to serve political correctness and commercialism - professional and industrial. More? Go to http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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