What Is the PSA Test?

Q:
I have heard many times of the “PSA” when my friend mentioned his prostate checking. What is it? And how does it work?
A:
Yes, PSA test plays an important role in the diagnosis of the prostate gland. Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by the prostate gland. PSA test, first approved by the FDA in 1986, measures the PSA levels of our blood. If the blood level is significantly elevated, you are more likely to have the prostate cancer.

However, you should pay more attention to the following situations which are just benign: prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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