Optimising the value of PSA testing

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

Screening for prostate cancer with PSA testing has always been a bit controversial. Initially the high rate of false positives, especially in younger men, had most GPs questioning whether overall, we were doing more harm than good. But it would seem we’ve come a long way since those early days.

Not only do we understand a lot more about the PSA test itself, but also, we now are better able to determine what an elevated PSA signifies in a particular patient through tools such as imaging, before subjecting the man to a series of invasive procedures.

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