PSA is a blood test that is commonly used to help predict the presence of prostate cancer. It stands for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and refers to a protein first identified in 1979 that is made only by the prostate gland. It is currently used as a tumor marker and can also help monitor disease progression or lack of recurrent disease in patients who have previously undergone treatment for prostate cancer.
A tremendous amount of confusion exists amongst patients...Read more
If one has a high PSA, but no enlarged prostate or issues with urinary functions or sex, what is the real problem with a high PSA? Is it... Read more »
Dear Dr. Motola, Can sexual activity just before a PSA blood test make PSA results jump from 2 to 12? PSA testing immediately... Read more »
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