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Johns Hopkins Health - Should I Have a PSA Test?

Spring 2012
Issue No. 16

Should I Have a PSA Test?

Date: April 25, 2012

Should I Have a PSA Test?

There are no symptoms of prostate cancer when it is confined to the prostate and curable. At later stages of the disease, it becomes symptomatic and, unfortunately, much more difficult to treat. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening can catch disease early. For men who are interested in PSA screening, a urologist who specializes in prostate disease can provide the best interpretation of the test results and make appropriate recommendations for further testing, treatment or observation.

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