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Prostate Cancer Blood Test and AI Analysis $60 (with 50% Discount Code) @ Maxwell Plus

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I read an article about prostate cancer and joined the Maxwell Plus mailing list, which just sent out a discount code for 50% discount:

Artificial intelligence detected prostate cancer when Greg had no symptoms — here's how the technology can save other men's lives:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-04/artificial-intelligen...

Here is an explainer video about how it works: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=SEO----&v=278654937500...
and a review from Mark Webber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vcWkK7e9v4&t=17s

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Frequently asked questions

What if I'm already getting tested with my GP?

Great. We'll be able to use your previous example in our detailed, specialist review. If you have been getting PSA tests we track all these results down and they are analysed by our AI. The more testing the better as our AI searches for complex trends that humans cannot see in your data.

What is included in the $120 fee?

Everything up to a urologist referral. All testing costs, all teleconsults with our doctors, and unlimited AI reports as we receive new information. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for your pre-urology prostate cancer testing once you are under the care of Maxwell Plus. This $120 covers you for up to 12-months. Click here to see what some of our members say.

How do I get tested?

We organise everything. We send you your blood test request form via your secure account. You can then take this to any of our thousands of collection centres across the country. You can find your nearest collection centre here.

Do I need to get another PSA test?

Not necessarily. We require an up to date PSA test to complete your detailed analysis. If you have had a PSA test in the last 12-months we can use this result, if not we will organise this for you and send it to you.

Specialists guided by the world's largest database

Our clinicians are guided by AI trained on the world's largest prostate cancer database — 250,000 men and counting. Our accuracy improves with every man that joins the platform. Your data goes on to help the thousands of men already using Maxwell Plus, and all those to come will help you. The AI is constantly monitoring your results. When the AI is updated or we discover something knew, it automatically reviews your data. If something changes we let you know straight away. Our published research shows that our AI is more accurate that the current guidelines used by doctors.

The deepest analysis of your results

Our members love the peace of mind we give them about their prostate cancer risk. After reading their report, they know their Maxwell Plus specialist clinician considered all possible factors and data. Our reports and recommendations to you are thorough, detailed and easy to understand. You will walk away knowing our decision making process and why we recommended what we did. If you have any additional questions a quick email or phone call with your doctor is all that is needed.

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  • +1 vote

    Isn't this covered my Medicare for over 40s ?

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      Hi Ash,

      The PSA test is covered for men once every 12 months with a GPs referral.

      Our service isn't a test, it is a doctors service. You are assigned a doctor, they review all your results and communicate all your findings to you. All virtual consults and out of pocket costs on follow-up testing is covered in our fee.

      Thanks - if you have any questions or would like to try it for yourself for free, send me an email to [email protected]

      Tom
      Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

  • +4 votes

    i prefer a finger up the bum.

    • +14 votes

      That's great, but what are your preferences for getting tested for prostate cancer?

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      Just one ? You haven't lived !

      • +2 votes

        I heard if they get a whole hand up there they can detect if you have any latent superpowers

    • +1 vote

      current australian guidelines suggest rectal examination is not indicated as a routine screening (ie a test to do on someone with no symptoms) test for prostate cancer - has been this way since ~2016.
      But you're welcome to have a "finger up the bum" if that's your thing!

  • +9 votes

    Just get a free blood test done by your local bulk billed doctor

  • +1 vote

    There are no blood tests which can reliably predict/diagnose prostate cancer, at least without clinical correlation.

    See further information here on the pros/cons before deciding whether the test is right for you:
    https://www.racgp.org.au/download/Documents/Guidelines/prost...

  • +7 votes

    This is utter [email protected] and misleading. This test is available from your local GP and does NOT test for prostate cancer.

    What it does is test is for levels of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), a protein produced by the prostate. Elevated PSA levels are an indicator of many conditions, such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate and not just the possibility of cancer.

    Do the smart thing and have a discussion with your GP who will conduct the test, and talk with you about the results. The GP can then schedule other tests (including a scan) or refer you to a specialist for further advice or treatment if necessary. Other blood tests specific to your age and condition can also be undertaken as part of the blood analysis.

    Getting any sort of medical advice or test over the Internets is just dumb. Especially in Australia where Medicare provides high level of financial support for such testing.

    • +3 votes

      Agreed.

      Also, this costs more than the Medicare rebate for the test.

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        Hi Namgib,

        You require a GP referral to access the medicare rebate. We are a private health care company and our out of pocket fee costs less than a specialist appointment and it covers all virtual consults for an entire 12 months.

        Thanks,

        Tom
        Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

    • +2 votes

      Elevated PSA levels are an indicator of many conditions, such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate and not just the possibility of cancer.

      This can not be emphasized enough. Elevated PSA levels do not equate to cancer, but indicate you should get checked. Multiple issues, as mentioned above, can elevate the levels. Most of which are relatively benign.

      • +3 votes

        Yeah from what I was told it is more about change over time, contextually - I was in my early-ish 30s and GP said we should do a PSA test every 12 months (regularly at least) so any changes are picked up. As you mention, some blokes just have elevated PSA levels.

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          Hi Namgib,

          Trends are one of the most important predictors of prostate cancer. We include the graph of the trend and the AIs interpretation of the results in the report. I can organise a sample report for you if you need?

          Some guys have elevated PSAs just because of the size of their prostate. So tools such as advanced blood tests and MRIs are super valuable in helping to determine which men are at risk of cancer, and those which have more benign conditions such as BPH.

          Thanks - if you have any questions or would like to try it for yourself for free, send me an email to [email protected]

          Tom
          Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

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        Having just ejaculated, or even riding your bicycle, can temporarily increase one's PSA. Or ejaculating whilst riding one's bicycle, I suppose 🤔

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          Or ejaculating whilst riding one's bicycle,

          This is the way!

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        Agreed. Gotta interrogate those PSA levels with more advanced blood tests, MRIs and importantly, interpretations by doctors that know the space.

        Benign issues are very common, but it is very important to rule out prostate cancer.

        Thanks,

        Tom
        Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

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      Hi Farseer,

      Tom White from Maxwell Plus here. You are right that the PSA does not directly mean you have cancer or you do not. However, it has been shown that a high PSA correlates with an increased risk of prostate cancer and it is the most reliable test we have. Our AI makes the interpretation more accurate. You can read our research here https://maxwellplus.com/about-us/.

      To make sure we don't over test or overdiagnose men, we use advanced blood tests after the PSA (such as a Prostate Health Index) and then MRIs.

      Our GPs write a detailed report for all our patients and schedule the follow-up test for those that need it. Would you like to see a sample report? I can organise to send one over to you.

      We are a virtual clinic in Australia so it isn't advice over the internet, it is advice by doctors. Virtual healthcare is now the fastest-growing part of Medicare, and we use medicare to reduce the out of pocket costs for the individual.

      Thanks - if you have any questions or would like to try it for yourself for free, send me an email to [email protected]

      Tom
      Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

  • +4 votes

    Last time I read about testing for prostate cancer, the recommendation was not to test unless there was reasonable suspicion. Talk to your responsible not-selling-something doctor, rather than companies offering easy tests.

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      Hi Bloomer,

      The current guidelines say GPs should have a discussion with their patients about prostate cancer testing if they have risk factors or are concerned about prostate cancer. Risk factors are anyone who is 50 or over and if they have a family history of prostate cancer, at this point there is a reasonable suspicion that someone is at risk of prostate cancer.

      We have an online discussion with our patients through our informed consent module. It is not an easy test as we have strict guidelines of who and when we test people.

      If you have any questions or would like to try it for yourself for free, send me an email to [email protected]

      Tom
      Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus

  • +2 votes

    go see a gp if you are concerned. iirc psa is not a particularly effective marker for screening prostate cancer.

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      Hi MTG,

      Our GPs are available for men to discuss with if they are concerned.

      The PSA is the best marker for prostate cancer testing, coupled with advanced blood tests and MRI it is a valuable screening tool. It has been shown to reduce mortality in men.

      If you have any questions or would like to try it for yourself for free, send me an email to [email protected]

      Tom
      Co-Founder, Maxwell Plus