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Why the PSA Test is Important for Senior Men

Jul 28th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Good News… no sign of cancer almost three years out, said the urologist as he gave me my report. The result of quick action, a professional and competent team, careful watchfulness and a successful surgery. If anyone wishes to know why we promote frequent, at least annual PSA tests, visits to your urologist, this is the rationale. Don’t delay, don’t wait, don’t assume, don’t rationalize.

Our experience was such that a notable medical institution did the test and found my PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) reading at 5.2, but chose to ignore it. My general practitioner was smarter than this internationally acclaimed medical factory. He picked up on the test and sent me galloping to my local urologist. He was on the money, when he called my spouse, giving her the report (“very aggressive prostate cancer”) and suggesting quick action. From there we were, within days, in the urologist’s office in Scottsdale. He would read the