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prostate-specific antigen

also called PSA. A protein made by the prostate gland. Levels of PSA in the blood often go up in men with prostate cancer as well as other conditions. The PSA test is sometimes used to help screen for prostate cancer, and PSA levels are part of what determine the stage of a prostate cancer. The test can also be used to check the results of treatment, to look for possible cancer recurrence, and to help monitor advanced prostate cancer. See also prostate.

What tests can detect prostate cancer?

... (A biopsy uses needles to take samples from the prostate and looking at the
cells under a microscope.). Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/moreinformation/prostatecancerearlydetection/prostate-cancer-early-detection-tests

Can prostate cancer be found early?

... Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
is a substance made by cells in the prostate gland ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-detection

Prostate Cancer Screening

... Beginning at age 50, all men should talk to their doctors about having a digital
rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@highplains/documents/document/05junepdf.pdf

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... If your doctor thinks that prostate cancer is likely (based on your findings on
rectal exam or prostate-specific antigen [PSA] blood test), he or she ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/prostatepathology/benign-prostate-disease-pathology

Following PSA levels during and after treatment

... after treatment. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level is often a good
indicator of how effective treatment is or has been. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-p-s-a-levels-after-treatment

News By Topic

... been diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased, due in large part to
widespread screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/newsbytopic/index?topic=prostate%20cancer

Overdiagnosis of Prostate Cancer Widespread, Study Finds

... been diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased, due in large part to
widespread screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/overdiagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-widespread-study-finds

Can prostate cancer be found early?

... Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
is a substance made by cells in the prostate gland ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-detection?sitearea=

The Dilemma of Prostate Cancer Screening (Part 2)

... among organizations and experts in no small part because the blood test we
recommend (called PSA, short for prostate specific antigen) is not a ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2005/09/22/the-dilemma-of-prostate-cancer-screening-(part-2).aspx

Study Questions Benefit of PSA Tests

... Summary: Screening for prostate cancer by measuring blood levels of
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) doesn't cut down on deaths from the disease ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-questions-benefit-of-psa-tests