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Understanding PSA

Your PSA level is moderately elevated and increasing at a worrisome rate. Follow-up is needed. However, keep in mind that your risk of prostate cancer is still less than 40 percent.

Your options include

  • referral to a urologist (prostate specialist)
  • repeat PSA testing in several months
  • measuring your “free” PSA level — This special way of testing your PSA level may help to decide if a biopsy is needed. High levels of free PSA are reassuring, while low levels are worrisome for cancer.

Speak to your doctor about which option makes the most sense for you.

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