Testing and Diagnosis

Regular testing increases the likelihood of cancer being detected at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of cure is highest. Explore these areas to learn about testing and diagnosis for prostate cancer:
 
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The PSA Test

The PSA test is a simple blood test, taken from the arm, which measures the amount of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) protein in the blood. Higher levels of PSA may indicate the presence of cancer, but can also be an indicator of other prostate conditions. Explore the tabs on the left to learn more about PSA testing.
 
 


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