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Prostate specific antigen testing: summary guidance for GPs

This prostate cancer risk management programme (PCRMP) summary sheet helps GPs advise men who ask about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.

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PSA test: summary guidance for GPs

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This summary sheet helps GPs give clear and balanced information to asymptomatic men who ask about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.

The PSA test is available free to any well man aged 50 and over who requests it.

GPs should not proactively raise the issue of PSA testing with asymptomatic men.

GPs should use their clinical judgement to manage symptomatic men and those aged under 50 who are considered to have higher risk for prostate cancer.

Published 1 January 2009
Last updated 29 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. This summary information sheet for GPs is updated as part of the revised prostate cancer risk management programme materials published in March 2016
  2. First published.