Bend
88° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Should you have PSA testing?

Published On: Jul 24 2013 04:22:27 PM CDT
Father helping son with homework

iStock / digitalskillet

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can check men for the signs of prostate cancer. However, there are pros and cons to having the test done.

 

PSA tests can help identify cancer in its early stages, which can make treatment more successful. A normal test can also help ease the minds of some men that they don’t have prostate cancer.

 

However, a PSA test isn’t always necessary. According to the Mayo Clinic, some organizations don’t think men over the age of 75 need PSA testing.

 

Some organizations find it most beneficial for men between the ages of 40 and 75, and those with higher risk of developing prostate cancer, to have the test.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement