PSA testing and prostate cancer: advice for well men aged 50 and over
The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may help find out if you are more likely to have prostate cancer. It is not perfect: it will not help find all prostate cancers, it will miss some and will detect some that would never go on to cause harm.
Having a PSA test has potential harms and potential benefits.
This information should help you decide if you want to have the test or not. It is your decision. Before making your decision you may want to talk to your GP, practice nurse and your partner, family member or a friend.
If you notice anything that is not normal for you, or are worried, you should speak to your GP.
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