Raising Cancer Awareness: Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, after skin cancer according to the American Cancer Society
The risk of prostate cancer increases after age 50, risk tends to be higher when there is a positive family history
What about the role of Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing in screening?
PSA is made by cells of the prostate, both cancerous and non cancerous cells. A level greater than 10 correlates to an increased risk of having prostate cancer by 50%. At this time, your physician may recommend a prostate biopsy to confirm diagnosis.