Freddy wrote: You got that right! My Dr "doesn't believe" in PSA tests. "They give too many false results". Yaaa, well, Doc, Until a better test comes along, this Fred will be getting a PSA each year. So, each year I have to remind her. Sheesh! She's got short fingers too. But....she's better than the last Dr I had!
Greg & Yanche....thanks for the info.
All men age 50 or older should have the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test every year. It's a very sensitive test which can be influenced by your state of health or the drugs you are taking. It alone does not confirm you have prostate cancer. It's only a marker for its possibility. A lot more info is here:http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/fact ... ection/PSA
It's a safe non-invasive test. THE ONLY EXCUSE FOR NOT GETTING ONE ANNUALLY IS STUPIDITY.
Keep a record of your yearly PSA values. Plot them on a graph and watch the trend.