Nothing sparks more controversy in the urologic world as the PSA test.  PSA is a blood test used in men to screen for prostate cancer.  The higher the PSA, the greater the probability of finding prostate cancer on biopsy.  The problem is that often we find small volume, less aggressive cancers that may not need to be treated.  This can lead to overtreatment, which has potential negative effects.  The data can be interpreted from different perspectives.

Some of the arguments against checking your PSA are:Read More