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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