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Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Cancer Council Australia PSA Testing Guidelines Expert Advisory Panel. Clinical practice guidelines PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer. Sydney: Cancer Council Australia. [Version URL: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australiawiki/index.php?oldid=122824, cited 2018 Jan 20]. Available from: https://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:PSA_Testing/Testing.

National Health and Medical Research Council These guidelines (recommendations) in the web-version of this guideline were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 2 November 2015 under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. expand arrow

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This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.

This chapter summarises evidence about strategies for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing as a tool for early diagnosis of prostate cancer in primary care and makes recommendations applicable to this setting. It makes no recommendations about population screening, and the recommendations in this guideline would not necessarily apply to population screening for prostate cancer using PSA as the screening test.

Developing an effective and acceptable approach for testing to detect early prostate cancer in men attending primary care who do not have symptoms that suggest they might have prostate cancer involves determining:

See also Chapter 2 Discussion.