PSA Blood Test
To rule out cancer, your doctor may recommend a PSA blood test. The amount of PSA, a protein produced by prostate cells, is often higher in the blood of men who have prostate cancer. However, an elevated level of PSA does not necessarily mean you have cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a PSA test for use in conjunction with a DRE to help detect prostate cancer in men age 50 or older and for monitoring men with a DRE to help detect prostate cancer in men with prostate cancer after treatment.
Other testing that may be done include: Urinalysis (urine sample), Transrectal Ultrasound and Prostate Biopsy, MRI and CT Scans, Urodynamic Tests, Abdominal Ultrasound, and Cystoscopy..
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