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Are You Keeping Tabs on Your PSA Levels?

Are You Keeping Tabs on Your PSA Levels?

Three big letters: P-S-A. In the world of urology and men’s health, perhaps no three letters generate more controversy. Since the early 1990s, the prostate-specific antigen (or PSA) blood test has served as the cornerstone of prostate cancer early detection. Today, it remains at the center of a debate over

An Abnormal PSA Result: What Comes Next?

An Abnormal PSA Result: What Comes Next?

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test remains central to prostate cancer screening and, at the same time, at the center of considerable controversy. While proponents cite data supporting the test as a way to reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer, critics point to the chain of events that

Is There a Normal PSA Level?

Is There a Normal PSA Level?

There is no universally accepted “normal” PSA level. In the past, a PSA of 4 nanograms per milliliter of blood (ng/ml) or less was considered normal; however, more recent studies have shown that some men with PSAs below 4 have prostate cancer and some men with PSAs over 4 do

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You?

Because prostate ailments are not a matter of choice, you should know your options! Find out which treatment and detection procedures are right for you in a candid and authoritative new report from Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor

Prostate Cancer Rates Decreasing as Screening Declines

In May 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine prostate cancer screening for all men, focusing instead on screening men at high risk and very high risk. The high risk category includes African Americans, and men with a first-degree relative, (brother, father, son) diagnosed with prostate

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