Beyond the PSA test: How to better stratify a patient's risk of prostate cancer

Ryan Lewis, Brad Hornberger

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Abstract

The primary method of screening for and detecting prostate cancer is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Although this test is very prostate-specific, it is not cancer-specific; conditions other than prostate cancer can cause an elevated PSA. Many efforts have been made to discover more specific tests and methods beyond the PSA. This article describes several literature-supported tests and methods to better stratify a man's risk of having prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • free PSA
  • prostate cancer
  • prostate-specific antigen test
  • PSA
  • risk stratification
  • screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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