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Prostate Tests Archives - Page 2 of 2 - About Prostates

The PSA test is essential, but what does it mean?

 

The PSA Test is useful, but far from perfect. Here is an excellent video for those looking for guidance as to whether to have a biopsy or not. By using Age Adjusted PSA Levels, PSA velocity, amount of free PSA/ bound PSA, and the newer PCA3 test (not covered in this video) one can understand further whether a biopsy is warranted.

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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis is not always easy to understand. Here is one of the clearest explanations we have seen.

This excellent video explains the symptoms of prostate cancer, how prostate cancer is diagnosed and what happens if you are sent for tests for prostate cancer. Read more …

A prostate biopsyA prostate biopsy and transrectal ultrasound was offered a couple of months ago. This was no small matter.  I was told I would be under anesthetic and it would be a comprehensive 24 point biopsy.  The thinking  was that because I had had so many previous biopsies, they wanted to make as sure as they could that there was no lurking cancer.

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PSA Test Results Stan's Story 1My PSA test results had me worried.  They were higher than recommended for my age. This led to my first biopsy later the same year and I was happy that there were no signs of cancer. Read more …