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Prostate Cancer & PSA Tests Questions

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Postby cathwarbur on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm

My husband hates going to the doctors, I have encouraged him to go for a prostate examination to no avail. How else can I encourage him to go & how important it is? He is 54 years of age.
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Re: Prostate tests

Postby Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:04 am

i would start with a PSA blood test if he is worried and only have a rectal exam if this is raised.
It is important if there is a family history or you are from a African or Caribbean backgound.
Clearly the only way to try and ensure you dont get affected by prostate cancer is to be tested for it .
At 54 PSA should be less than 3 ug/l
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
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