Items Tagged ‘prostate-specific antigen’

February 8, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: PSA test alone not enough to diagnose specific condition

By Mystery User

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do you recommend as far as PSA testing? Is it true that the test is not completely accurate? ANSWER: The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test can be a valuable tool for detecting prostate problems, particularly prostate cancer. But a PSA test alone is not enough to diagnose a specific condition. To […]

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Tags: prostate cancer, prostate-specific antigen, PSA testing

November 11, 2009

Routine Evaluation Of Prostate Size Not As Effective In Cancer Screening, Study Finds

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

New Mayo Clinic research studied the association between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and prostate size and found that routine annual evaluation of prostate growth is not necessarily a predictor for the development of prostate cancer. However the study suggests that if a man’s PSA level is rising quickly, a prostate biopsy is reasonable to determine […]

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Tags: cancer screening, prostate-specific antigen

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