What is a PSA Test?
PSA is a protein produced by the prostate and released in very small amounts into the bloodstream. When there’s a problem with the prostate, such as when prostate cancer develops and grows, more and more PSA is released, until it reaches a level where it can be easily detected in the blood.
According to the American Cancer Society, a PSA level between 4 and 10, indicates a 25% chance of it being prostate cancer. A PSA higher than 10, increases the chance of having prostate cancer to 50% and above.
There are several factors that can also elevate the PSA, such as:
 Ejaculation prior to test (no ejaculation at least two days prior to test),
 PSA levels can naturally increase with age,
 Inflammation of the prostate gland, and
 Enlargement of the prostate.
Also take into consideration that certain medications and herbal supplements can lower your PSA level falsely. It is important to let your physician know what meds you are taking before the test.
During a the PSA Test, a small amount of blood is drawn from the arm, and the level of PSA is measured. PSA levels are measured as follows:
5-10 Intermediate- Elevated
11 & up High
Where Should I go Next?
After you understand
PSA Test finish reading the "Causes" of Prostate Cancer.
If you have finished reading "Causes" then go on to
"Conventional" Treatments for Prostate Cancer.
This web site is intended to direct the attention of both physician and patient to the mounting evidence that most cancers are caused by deeply embedded fungal conditions. It is for educational purposes.
It is not intended to replace the orthodox physician-patient relationship. If you are sick, you are advised to consult a physician, and together, along with your newly gained knowledge, work toward the resolution of your illness.
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