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Popular Drugs Found to Decrease PSA Levels

Two of the most common classes of medication — statins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — may compromise cancer screenings by lowering serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to two studies.

Study: NSAIDs May Lower PSA Levels

Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen may decrease serum levels of PSA, which could affect detection of prostate cancer, according to a report in Cancer (2008; published online ahead of print).
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