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AUA Releases Statement Clarifying Prostate Cancer Testing Recommendations
Date:11/2/2009

ancer. While the PSA test may be limited because it does not indicate whether a cancer is aggressive, the test provides important information in the diagnosis, pre-treatment staging or risk assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer patients. It has allowed millions of men to make informed treatment decisions that may have saved their lives.

The controversy over prostate cancer should not surround the test, but rather how test results influence the decision to treat. The decision to proceed to prostate biopsy should be based not only on elevated PSA and/or abnormal DRE results, but should take into account multiple factors including free and total PSA, patient age, PSA velocity, PSA density, family history, ethnicity, prior biopsy history and comorbidities.

A cancer cannot be treated if it is not detected. Not all prostate cancers require immediate treatment; active surveillance, in lieu of immediate treatment, is an option that should be considered for some men. Testing empowers patients and their urologists with the information to make an informed decision.

The above statement may be attributed to AUA Past President John M. Barry, MD. The AUA Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen can be viewed here: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidelines-and-quality-care/clinical-guidelines/main-reports/psa09.pdf.

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients, includi
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