Prostate-specific antigen(PSA) is a substance made by cells in the prostate gland and is mostly found in semen, but a small amount found in blood. Most healthy men have levels under 4 ng/mL. The chance of having prostate cancer goes up as the PSA levels go up.
Screening and Early Detection
Establishing a routine schedule for prostate cancer screening is the best way to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages.
Talk to your doctor at your next check up to discuss your particular risk factors.
In general screening for prostate cancer should begin in your 40s or 50s.
Family history of Prostate Cancer or African Ancestry consider screening at 40