Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
It's not being recommended for women, if that's what you mean. As far as I know, all men over the age of 35 are recommended to get the test.
If your doctor recommends PSA testing to you based solely on your age, they are out of date and/or lazy. As noted above, the USPSTF (which is a pretty solid group in terms of quality of their evidence review and freedom from commercial influence) recommends DISCUSSION of PSA for men 55-69. They recommend AGAINST screening men 70 and up.

If your doctor thinks that saying “well, time to check your PSA” passes for a discussion on the merits of testing, it’s time to get a new doctor.

There may be good reasons to do the test: compelling family history of prostate cancer, maybe, or you are neurotic and constantly telling your doctor you worry about cancer, and a normal PSA would help you sleep at night and you’re willing to get a biopsy for reassurance if PSA is high. Maybe you’re taking a medication where PSA is more specific or more aggressive monitoring is warranted: TRT does not seem to be in this category, but an aromatase inhibitor might be.

Read up (actual medical sources, not just message boards and Instagram, inform yourself, and have the conversation with your doc armed with some good information. You might both learn a lot.