Your PSA levels have placed you in the high-risk category for prostate cancer. PSA, or Prostate-Specific Antigen, is a protein produced by both normal and cancerous prostate cells. A high PSA score can be an indicator of prostate cancer risk.
Understanding Elevated PSA Levels. A PSA level higher than 20 ng/ml is a significant concern and warrants immediate medical attention.
Elevated PSA levels can be due to various factors, including prostate cancer, an enlarged prostate, or a prostate infection.
- Immediate Medical Evaluation: Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your PSA levels and the implications for your health.
- Further Testing: Your doctor may recommend additional tests, such as a repeat PSA test, a prostate MRI, or a biopsy, to determine the cause of the elevated levels.
- Specialist Consultation: Consult a urologist who can provide specialized care and discuss potential next steps.
Remember, elevated PSA levels do not confirm the presence of prostate cancer but do increase the suspicion, making further evaluation critical.