June 20, 2017 — Why You Should Schedule a PSA today

 

Why You Should Schedule a PSA today

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Have you heard or read conflicting advice about PSA testing for prostate cancer? A PSA blood test can detect prostate cancer early, but do you really need one? Get the facts about PSA tests so you can make an informed decision with your doctor.

Why You Should Schedule a PSA Today

The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test is the male equivalent of the Pap smear and mammogram in women. This is a routine, painless way to potentially detect cancer in time to treat it effectively. Even so, some men put off having the test, and, with the mixed messages surrounding the PSA, I can understand why.

Based on my more than 35 years of experience in urologic oncology, and having treated more than 10,000 men with prostate cancer, I recommend that if you are a male between 45 and 70 years old, you should get an annual PSA blood screening test.

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Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Yale University with honors. He completed his urologic surgical training and fellowship at Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following his training, he served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. For more than a quarter century, Dr. Danoff taught on the clinical faculty of UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he is attending urologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group, the leading urologic practice serving the Southern California community for over thirty years. Dr. Danoff and his wife, Israeli singer Hedva Amrani, are longtime residents of Beverly Hills, California, and have two children: Aurele Danoff, an attorney, and Doran Danoff, a composer.

 

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About the Author:

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS is the attending urologic surgeon and founder/president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Group in Los Angeles, California. To view his complete medical bio, please click here.

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