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

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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