Be Aware of Prostate Cancer!

PSA Test May Save Your Life

 

Prostate Cancer Facts

      The most common cancer among males worldwide

      One in five men will suffer prostate cancer

      Every year, more than 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S.

      No warning signs of early prostate cancer

 

Risk Factors

·         older age (>50)

·         family history of prostate cancer

·         obesity

·         smoking

·         sexually transmitted infections

·         inflammation of the prostate

 

Prostate specific antigen test (PSA)

·         a blood test mainly used to find prostate cancer early in men without symptoms

·         also used to monitor men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to see if their cancer has recurred after initial treatment or is responding to therapy

 

Age-specific reference ranges for serum PSA

Age Range

Commonly Used Normal Ranges

<50

< 2.5ng/ml

50-59

< 3.5ng/ml

60-69

< 4.5ng/ml