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Prostate Cancer: Is the PSA Test All I Need?

Prostate Cancer: Is the PSA Test All I Need? More info: http://bit.ly/xHZ0qH When screening for prostate cancer, it's best to get a PSA test and a digital rectal exam. This two-part prostate exam will increase the chances of finding prostate cancer early, when it's most treatable. Video transcript: For effective prostate screening, how important is it to have the PSA and the digital rectal exam or can you just have the PSA? Well, that's kind of related to the prior answer in that some men have a low PSA and still have an abnormal exam. The PSA is higher yield without a doubt, but some tumors are discovered by the exam alone. Okay. So, it's better to do both, but if you had to pick one, it would be PSA. Video description: John W. Davis, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urology at MD Anderson discusses the importance of getting both a PSA test and a digital rectal exam (DRE) while presenting at the 2011 "Prostate Health Conference, "Protect Your Prostate: Get the Facts," September 10, 2011, Houston, Texas. Davis chairs this educational conference for healthy men and those with prostate cancer, as well as their families. The Prostate Health Conference updates men on current issues in prostate health, prostate cancer, screening, the PSA test, treatment, research, education and prevention. Prostate cancer is the type of cancer found most often among men in the United States, and more than 192,000 cases are diagnosed each year. More than 2 million men in the United States, one man in every six, have been diagnosed with the disease. View the complete 2011 Prostate Health Conference: http://bit.ly/y10drf
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