PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen which is an enzyme released by the prostate. A PSA test is a blood test that men may undertake to screen for prostate problems such as prostate cancer.
Men are not routinely offered PSA tests, which is why we advise men over the age of 50 years to have regular screens annually. A PSA screen will include the PSA blood test along with other blood and urine tests to help diagnose any prostate problems as early as possible.
If you have a raised PSA level, you may be offered an MRI scan of the prostate which helps to ascertain whether you have an enlarged benign prostate rather than evidence of prostate cancer.
Why might you consider having a PSA test?
A PSA test is an option if you are experiencing symptoms such as:
pain or difficulty when passing urine
poor urine stream
passing urine more frequently than usual, and especially at night
blood in the urine or sperm
have higher risk of prostate cancer (family history)
50 years or above and would like the peace of mind (add stat re men above 50 yrs having a higher occurrence).
What treatments are available?
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have London’s leading Consultant Urologists who will assess your symptoms and concerns and undertake any diagnostic tests needed to get to the bottom of what is causing the issue. An individual treatment plan will be tailored and agreed with you.
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