How are PSA Levels Tested?

Q: How are PSA Levels Tested?

A: A screening test to check PSA levels is a commonly used tool in prostate cancer detection, although it is by no means conclusive.

The use of this test remains controversial, with many researchers offering evidence that it is not an accurate predictor of prostate cancer. However, the test to check PSA levels may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of prostate cancer treatments.

PSA levels that are higher than normal may also indicate prostatitis, a noncancerous condition, or an enlarged prostate. Talk to your doctor about whether you should have your PSA levels tested.

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