PSA testing still common - and GPs are the reason

GPs are the main reason patients are having the test, with 46% of men in a survey claiming they had it because their doctor recommended it. Another 15% said their “GP just conducted the test”.

The survey of 1431 men, commissioned by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and sponsored by Bayer, found 20% of men aged 40–44 years and 78% of men aged 55–64 had ever been tested.

Almost 40% of participants agreed advice about the usefulness of the test was confusing.

CEO of the PCFA Dr Anthony Lowe (PhD)