In men, the prostate gland produces a protein called prostate-specific
antigen (PSA). A PSA test measures the level of this protein in a man’s
bloodstream. This is clinically significant because prostate cancer can
be associated with elevated PSA levels. However, it’s important
to note that many men with prostate cancer do not have elevated PSA levels
and many men with high PSA levels do not have prostate cancer. A urology
specialist will evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis.
You can learn more about PSA levels and prostate cancer by watching this
video. This urology specialist explains the other exams that a man might
have when prostate cancer is suspected, such as a digital rectal exam
and a prostate biopsy.
If you have been referred to a prostate cancer specialist and you live
in Nashville, you can call Urology Associates, P.C. at (855) 901-1338.
Our urology team can answer any questions you may have
about your elevated PSA levels.