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Author Topic: Prostate cancer  (Read 4534 times)

Offline turlockmelons

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Prostate cancer
« on: October 30, 2017, 04:15:24 pm »
I had radiation treatment for prostate cancer in late 2010. The treatment was successful and my PSA dropped to .02 from .08. Ever since at my annual physicals I've been given a PSA test and I've varied from .02 to .03. I'm now 85 and would like to know if there is any benefit in my continuing to take this test.
    Your thoughts please. Thanks.

Offline lizhigh

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Re: Prostate cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 07:55:16 pm »
Most of the professional organizations agree that men can stop PSA screening at age 70 -- but that's preventive screening for people who have never had prostate cancer. I'd ask your doctor whether you really need to keep getting it done. On the other hand, if you're already getting a physical with blood work done anyway, including one more test is minimal effort and cost.

Offline frankfromatlanta

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Re: Prostate cancer
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 04:08:24 pm »
Isn't there some peace of mind to knowing? If it's easy enough to include in your annual physical AND your insurance covers it, I'd keep doing it.

Offline sickandtired

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Re: Prostate cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 12:29:06 pm »
So when you get old enough you can stop testing. Never even thought of that.


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