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If you have had a blood test called a PSA to check your prostate and the levels are high, you may need more tests. If additional tests show that you have cancer, you may need a Gleason test. A Gleason test uses tissue samples from the prostate to determine the stage of the cancer.
Tests such as a PET, CT or bone scan can show if the cancer has spread and reduce anxiety and worry. However, these tests may not be helpful for early stage prostate cancer. Sometimes results can show something that looks worrisome, but may not really be a problem. Having too many imaging tests exposes you to unnecessary radiation and increases your risk of cancer.
Source: Choosing Wisely
For full report see: Consumer Reports
The Fair Price is the price that you should reasonably expect a medical service to cost if you shop for care. Even in-network providers can have big cost differences for the exact same service. The most expensive providers can cost more than five times as much as providers that charge a Fair Price.
The Fair Price is calculated from actual amounts health plans have paid on claims. Some services show “bundled” pricing, which means there are multiple parts to the Fair Price. These usually include facility, physician and anesthesiologist fees, and can be viewed individually in the Fair Price Details. It’s always a good idea to request a price estimate from the provider and compare it to the Fair Price before your procedure.
The information on this website is not a price guarantee. There is no guarantee that any specific provider will charge a specific rate or that specific services will be covered under your benefit plan.
For more information about the Fair Price, click here.
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