Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing
Basky G, Belon R, Boutin B, McGowan V, Nisbet B, Tonita J
Record ID 31998008945
This report reviews the current medical literature and Saskatchewan data on PSA testing.
Authors' recomendations: Based on its review of the evidence, the panel developed a clinical practice guideline which HSURC sent to family physicians and urologists in 1995. The guideline recommends the test not be used to screen men without signs or symptoms of prostate cancer. The panel recommends that the PSA test be used selectively in men who have symptoms of prostate problems and/or an abnormal finding on a digital rectal exam (DRE) and for whom treatment would be appropriate (under age 70/life expectancy > 10 years).
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hqc.sk.ca/resources.html
Year Published: 1995
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Mass Screening
- Prostate-Specific Antigen
- Prostatic Neoplasms
Organisation Name: Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
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