PSA

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PSA

by Ewelldone on Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:00 AM

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It has just recently come to my attention that doctors will stop using PSA rates to determine early stage prostate cancer as it is not as reliable as biopsy. They did not say if it still worked for late stage cancer. Like to know about this.

PSA Rising

by Robert_D_9 on Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:00 AM

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All that I have read indicates that a PSA reading will still be a good indicator for advanced pc. Are you in an advanced stage?

Using Psa

by RobertBob_H on Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:00 AM

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John - If you are under the impression that doctors are no longer using PSA to detect early stage prostate cancer, I think you are mistaken. PSA continues to be the best "marker" we have and will continue to be used. However, now they are talking about the PSA "velocity" as being most critical. In other words, how much has the PSA risen from one year to the next. PSA that rises 1.0 or more points in a year's time are likely to indicate aggressive cancers. So, any man who avoids getting his PSA checked annually (whether his doctor recommends it or not) is doing himself a tremendous disservice.
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