The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article today with a debate on PSA testing between Richard Ablin, the person who discovered the prostate-specific antigen in 1970, and Oliver Sartor, Medical Director at Tulane Cancer Center in New Orleans. To read the entire article pelase go to: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444301704577631431570809256.html#
Urology Austin believes that while PSA is not a perfect test, it is still a good test, and the best indicator of prostate cancer that we have today. We encourage all men over 50 to have an annual PSA screen. Men under 40+ with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men should also have regular PSA exams. All men over 40 should start a dialog with their physician or urologist about their prostate health and decide what is right for them.