PSA Test? Yes!

Fall 2002 CSANews Issue 44  |  Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.Back to list

Using data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, Johns Hopkins urologist H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., found that men in their 40s and 50s with above-average PSAs for that age group were 3 to 4 times more likely to develop prostate cancer over the next 20 to 30 years than those with lower-than-average PSAs. Thus, Dr. Carter says that screening may be most effective if patients have their first PSA and rectal examination at age 40, their second at 45, and subsequent tests every other year after that beginning at age 50.

Source: The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter