Over 35? You need that annual PSA test! And here’s how to get it …
by Robert Warren Hess
There still is that nagging discussion about the value of the annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test in detecting prostate cancer. But the fact remains that the PSA test reduced the annual death toll from prostate cancer in the US from 50,000 to just under 30,000.* That’s 20,000 men’s lives saved every year. That’s an astounding 480,000 men still with their families because of a simple blood test that costs as little as $35.00!
PSA blood tests are quick and easy. You can have it done as part of your annual physical or, if you can’t do that or don’t have medical insurance, you can order the test directly from Tabcorp.
Free is always good and there are some organizations that provide free testing. Our partner organization, the Prostate Conditions Education Council, has a screening site location service at the following link – https://www.prostateconditions.org/screening-site.
Test directly with Labcorp
If you don’t have a family doctor, you can test directly with Labcorp. Labcorp is the largest lab network in the US and your doctor very likely sends blood tests there for testing. We have made a special arrangement with WalkInLab that allows you to schedule a PSA blood test at a Labcorp facility near you through WalkInLab for just $35.00. Just click on the image below, search for “prostate-specic antigen (PSA) blood test” and select a lab near you.
You will visit that lab for your blood draw and your test results will be sent directly to you within two days, completely confidential. It’s that easy and simple.
OK. You have your PSA test results. What’s next?
You need to track your PSA value from one year to the next. The first indicator that you need to talk with your doctor about possible prostate cancer is a rising PSA value from one year to the next.
Tracking your PSA is simple …
- Take your PSA test and get the results
- Create a free account at ProtateTracker.org
- Enter your PSA value and date of test into ProstateTracker
- ProstateTracker will send you an email reminder for your next test
- Enter your second PSA test result into ProstateTracker and look for a rising trendline
- If the trend it up, print the page and take it to your doctor.
It’s that easy!
Click the red button below to activate your free ProstateTracker account right now.
* Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Tests and 12 Medically-Proven Treatments, Jay S. Cohen, M.D., 2014.
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April 15, 2015
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