Your results show that you are at a moderate risk of developing prostate cancer. This level of risk indicates that several factors in your health profile are known to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Understanding Your “Moderate Risk”
A score within this range often includes individuals with multiple moderate to high-risk factors, such as a significant family history of prostate cancer, personal medical history with concerning findings, or elevated PSA levels. Environmental and lifestyle factors may also be contributing to this risk level.
- Regular Monitoring: It is essential to have regular prostate health screenings, including PSA tests and possibly MRIs or biopsies, as recommended by your healthcare provider.
- Consultation with a Specialist: Consider seeing a urologist or an oncologist who specializes in prostate health for a more detailed evaluation and to discuss the potential need for early intervention.
- Lifestyle Management: Actively manage your lifestyle with a focus on reducing cancer risk through diet, exercise, and avoiding exposure to known environmental risks.
Remember: This assessment is not a diagnosis, but it does highlight the need for a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. Prostate cancer risk can change, and early detection is crucial for successful management and treatment.
Consult Your Healthcare Provider: Share these results with your healthcare provider. They can offer a more in-depth analysis and guide you through the next steps in monitoring and managing your risk. Your provider may suggest a tailored screening schedule or additional tests to monitor any changes in your prostate health closely.
Stay Informed: Educate yourself about prostate health and the significance of your risk factors. Please keep track of any new symptoms or changes in your health and communicate them to your healthcare provider immediately.