PSA Testing Stands Strong

News Max, 08/30/2012

Dr. Samadi shares his PSA recommendation on Newsmax.TV, discussing the heavily debated issue of annual prostate cancer screening. He explains the PSA test measures prostate-specific antigen levels and is not a definitive prostate cancer test. Patients must work closely with an experienced physician to monitor PSA velocity year to year. Smart data interpretation is critical, he stresses. A true PSA elevation should be followed by a DRE (digital rectal exam) and prostate biopsy. Dr. Samadi recommends a baseline PSA test at age 45, earlier for those who are high risk.

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