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Before deciding whether to have a PSA test, you may want to think about some of the possible advantages and disadvantages.
You can also discuss these with your GP or nurse practitioner.
Bear in mind that, if you do have an early prostate cancer|, treating it may not help you live longer and may have risks and side effects that can affect your quality of life.
Content last reviewed: 1 January 2013
Next planned review: 2015
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