PSA

PSA

When do I need a PSA test?

Men over the age of 40 should get a baseline PSA test. After that, every 5 years until age 50 and every year after that. If a family history of prostate cancer exists, it is recommended that men get tested yearly after age 40.

Where can I get a PSA test?

At your family doctor, a walk-in clinic, or at the MAN VAN™.

Why is my PSA level high?

Elevated PSA levels can be a result of many things unrelated to cancer, including:

  • Enlargement of the prostate
  • Prostatitis (infection of the prostate)
  • Urinary infection
  • Recent prostate procedure (i.e. biopsy)

 

If your PSA results come back high, we will recommend follow up with a specialist to rule out prostate cancer.