PSA blood test


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Noun1.PSA blood test - a blood test that measures levels of a protein called prostate specific antigen that is manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; men with prostate problems usually have elevated levels of PSA
blood test - a serologic analysis of a sample of blood
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The probe, funded by Cancer Research, says the PSA blood test does not save lives, if the men do not have existing symptoms.
While not the most dignified of tests, the DRE, or Digital Rectal Examination, should always be done together with a PSA blood test to decide whether more tests are necessary.
So the PSA blood test is used to identify men who may have prostate malignancy and need further evaluation.
I don't know what made the GP do a PSA blood test, which can detect early signs of the disease - perhaps it came up in conversation that Steve's father, Keith, had been living with prostate cancer for 10 years.
Although the PSA blood test is commonly used to screen for prostate cancer, its value has come under question.
He also listed the risks and causes of this cancer and the different ways of detection used based on two key elements: the digital rectal exam and the PSA blood test (prostate specific antigen) which is the most common test used to detect the cancer.
Most men with prostate cancer do not have symptoms when it's found via a PSA blood test.
I was disappointed to read another opinion piece in The Register-Guard that pushed the PSA blood test (Nov.
In case no prostate cancer is detected at initial screening, future screening depends on the results of the PSA blood test.
I was sent for a PSA blood test followed by biopsy and there I was, sitting in a cold room with my wife as the doctor said, "You have a little cancer.
The PSA blood test has revolutionised the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, and is the first step in identifying the condition, along with a rectal examination to determine whether the prostate feels malignant.