Sexual Conditions

PSA blood test for prostate cancer doesn’t save lives

Marc B. Garnick, M.D.
Marc B. Garnick, M.D., Editor in Chief,

Men have long been encouraged to have routine tests for prostate-specific antigen as a way to detect prostate cancer early. Although early detection should save lives, it doesn’t seem to work that way for slow-growing prostate cancer. The longest-running trial to date shows that PSA testing doesn’t help men live longer.

What to do when health problems or medical treatments thwart your love life

Ann MacDonald
Ann MacDonald, Contributor, Harvard Health

Health problems, or treatments for them, sometimes thwart sexual desire and sexual function. There may not be a quick fix for health-related sexual problems, but there are things you can do to enjoy your love life while taking care of the rest of your health.