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What prostate conditions can the PSA test detect?

We need to understand the limitations of the PSA test for cancer, and realize that its a much better tool for diagnosing benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis. Both BPH and prostatitis affect many more men than prostate cancer.  For those young men who have high grade cancer that are detected by PSA, and there are many of those, the PSA test is a lifesaver.

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