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Men's health

The who, when and how of PSA testing: new Australian Guidelines

Jeremy Grummet

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Abstract

Recent consensus guidelines provide long-awaited clarity for GPs on how to approach PSA testing and interpret results.

Article Extract

When should you offer a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to help determine a man’s risk of prostate cancer? Should you even order a PSA test at all? The conflicting advice given to GPs has caused ongoing confusion for years.

Finally, however, Australian consensus guidelines – Clinical Practice Guidelines for PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer – were published in January this year with the aim of putting an end to the confusion. This article gives an overview of the main points in these new guidelines on PSA testing.

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