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

>70

< 6.5ng/ml

 

DRE: digital rectal examination by our general practitioner, internist, or urologist

 

Both PSA blood test and DRE on an annual basis offer the best screening for prostate  cancer (American College of Surgeons and American Urological Association)

 

People at higher risk may need to have more tests. Your doctor may recommend:

·         a follow-up test called a free PSA (fPSA). The lower the level of this test, the more likely it is that prostate cancer is present.

·         repeating your PSA test, most often sometime within 3 months

·         transrectal ultrasound examination of prostate by our radiologist or urologist

·         a prostate biopsy by our urologist

Prostate cancer grows without symptoms at early stage. To protect yourself, schedule an appointment with our doctor as soon as possible!

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