Prostate gland testing - the low-down on screening with a PSA test
Prostate cancer is diagnosed in about 1 in 9 men throughout their lifetime. Clear risk associations exist with age, race, and family history - should all men undergo testing? Increasingly somewhat controversial, population-wide screening in men without symptoms is generally not recommended. However, for some men, the benefits of prostate cancer testing - through clinical examination and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test - are significant.