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