Semen Test for Prostate Cancer Helps Diagnose Early Warning Signs

June 9, 2014 3:49 PM

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A new diagnostic test that analyzes samples of seminal fluid could help detect early signs of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer.

As the current PSA (prostate specific antigen) test for prostate cancer may not be positive for non-cancerous conditions such as prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis, the microRNAs from 60 men involved in the study were "surprisingly accurate" when using this type of testing.

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