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NIH Public Bulletin – January 2010

New Spanish-Language Fact Sheet on the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Screening

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the PSA in the blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the PSA test along with digital rectal examination to help detect prostate cancer in men aged 50 and over. The FDA has also approved the PSA test to monitor whether cancer has recurred in patients with a history of prostate cancer.

A new Spanish-language fact sheet from NCI describes the PSA test and its use in screening for prostate cancer.

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You can find the fact sheet on the PSA test at

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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