by Medical Edge

The PSA test -- a popular early screening test for the second deadliest cancer in men -- is falling out of favor.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded there is very little evidence to support routine screening for prostate cancer with a P-S-A test.



The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below the bladder in men.

Prostate Cancer Testing - PSA Test or Not to Test

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