PSA: Prostate Specific Antigen

PSA: Prostate Cancer
Enlargement of the prostate gland, if left untreated will lead to prostate cancer. Prostate specific antigen or PSA is one of the requested laboratory tests used to determine the condition of this gland-producing prostatic fluid. This is also used as a screening test for prostate cancer.

If the PSA result is high (normal 4 nanograms/mL), it would indicate enlargement of the prostate or prostate cancer.

They say that benign prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer are common disorders among older men. According to doctors, you need to undergo tests for prostate gland, like PSA, when you reach the age of 40.

However, most Filipinos will not consult a physician, until symptoms become worse. Just like my father, he did not visit a urologist or undergo laboratory examination (PSA), even though he's already experiencing urinary discomfort. The result: prostate cancer + complications.

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1 comments:

EddieGarcia said...

I have a PSA done every 6 months so I can keep a close watch on my prostate. I know of several men who have prostate cancer and they are all doing good thus far. The cancer was found in its early stages. Thanks for the post!

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