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What does an Elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Level mean?

Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels can be a sign of prostate cancer. It can also indicate noncancerous problems such as prostate enlargement and inflammation. Your healthcare provider will work with you to figure out the next steps if you have a high PSA level. Learn more about the PSA Test, a blood test to screen for the risk of prostate cancer in men.

What is a prostate-specific antigen (PSA)? Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by the prostate gland. When there’s a problem with the prostate gland, it releases more PSA. High levels of PSA can be a sign of prostate cancer.

What is considered an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level? Researchers haven’t settled on a single normal PSA level. Previously, a level of 4.0 ng/mL or higher would lead to more testing, usually a prostate biopsy. During the biopsy, a healthcare provider removes a small sample of prostate tissue to check it for cancer. However, healthcare providers now consider other issues together with the PSA level to decide whether to perform a biopsy. Your age, general health, family history and health history factor into the decision.

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