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prostate specific antigen (PSA)

A protein produced by prostate cells. It may indicate prostate cancer and can be used to monitor its recurrence post treatment….

Prostate cancer

measure prostate specific antigen (PSA). Digital rectal examination – the specialist inserts a gloved finger into your rectum to feel the back of the prostate. These tests used separately or in combination, only show changes in the prostate. They do…

News: Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing

…use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer. Released today for public consultation, the Australian draft guidelines have been developed by a broad based Expert Advisory Panel, which included general practitioners, public health experts, urologists, pathologists and…

Blog: Beaudesert turns blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

simple test to detect prostate cancer. The most common test is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, however further evaluation is needed to diagnose prostate cancer. For support and information about prostate cancer, call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20.

News: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

single, simple test to detect prostate cancer. The test most commonly used to aid early detection of prostate cancer is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test but this test does not always reliably identify the presence of prostate cancer,…

News: Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

prostate, breast or ovarian cancer. “If men have questions about their individual risk of prostate cancer, we recommend they speak with their GP to discuss risk factors and pros and cons of prostate cancer testing.” Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia National…

localised prostate cancer

Cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland. Also known as early prostate cancer.

advanced prostate cancer

Prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

A surgical procedure to remove tissue from the prostate that is restricting urinary flow….

benign prostate enlargement

A non-cancerous swelling of the prostate.