Prostate Health

PSA Test And Prostate Cancer

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If you are a white male over the age of 50 or a black male over the age of 40, chances are your doctor has recommended that you have a PSA test. The reason for this is that a PSA “score” of higher than 4 can indicate that you may …

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Why Is The PSA Test Controversial?

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The PSA test has become controversial. To understand why, you first need to understand what a PSA test is and what it tells you. The PSA Test Your prostate produces a substance called protein specific antigen (PSA). A PSA blood test measures the amount of this substance in your blood. …

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PSA Screening

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PSA screening involves having a PSA blood test done on a regular basis to check for signs of prostate cancer. A PSA blood test is usually done about once a year along with a prostate exam or digital rectal examination (DRE). If there is reason to believe you may be …

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Prostate Cancer

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If your doctor tells you that you have prostate cancer, the news can be devastating. No cancer is good but a diagnosis of prostate cancer feels even worse because treatment can lead to being incontinent or even impotent. What Is Prostate Cancer? As you might expect, prostate cancer is a …

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Home PSA Test

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PSA is a substance produced by your prostate gland. Some PSA naturally gets into your bloodstream so that you have a PSA level, which is expressed as a number. For example, a PSA level of 3 or less is considered “good”. In other words, if your PSA level is 3 …

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Prostatitis

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Have you had a PSA blood test as part of your annual exam, and found that your PSA level is above 4 (ng/mL)? In this case, there is reason to be concerned because a PSA level of 4 is considered by most doctors to be the cutoff point for concern …

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PSA Level

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Have you had or are you about to have a PSA blood test? If so, your doctor will tell you the level of PSA (protein specific antigens) in your blood, with a number from less than one all the way up to maybe 20. If your PSA level is below …

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Elevated PSA Level

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Are you a man between the ages of 50 and 75? If so, you doctor is probably counseling you to have an annual PSA blood test. In some cases, you may be told you have an elevated PSA level. What Is An Elevated PSA Level? A normal PSA level for …

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Limits Of The PSA Test

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If you have had a PSA test recently and been told that your PSA is higher than normal, you may be a bit scared. After all, an elevated (above 4 ng/ml) PSA blood test result can mean that you have prostate cancer. The good news is that there are limits …

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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You’ve just been told that the result of your PSA blood test is back and you have a PSA level of 7. That’s pretty darn high and you were seriously worried. Then your doctor or healthcare provider had some other tests done that showed you have what’s called benign prostatic …

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