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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PSA blood test: The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test is used mainly to screen for prostate cancer in men without symptoms.
Preventive Services Task Force to stop recommending routine testing of men using the PSA blood test. That decision was prompted by concerns the test was leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
After watching you on television a few months ago my husband reluctantly went for a PSA blood test. He was found to have prostate cancer and had his prostate removed.
The second is that the standard assessment (the PSA blood test) is useless.
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.
Joseph Kattan, Head of the Hematology-Oncology Department at the Hotel Dieu de France, and main speaker of this press conference, stressed on the importance of awareness on prostate cancer which is still neglected "the prostate cancer is not easily detectable because it has no specific symptoms, it is a slow and silent tumor that should not be taken lightly ".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.