How can I Interpret PSA Test Results?

Q: How can I Interpret PSA Test Results?

A: It’s important to keep in mind that a PSA test is not conclusive. PSA levels of 0.0 to 4.0 ng/mL are generally considered to be normal. According to WebMD, men with a PSA between 4.0 to 10.0 ng/mL have a 15% chance of having prostate cancer, while the risk increases to 67% in men with a PSA over 10 ng/mL. However, it is possible to have a low PSA and have prostate cancer, just as it is possible to have a high PSA and not have prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about what the results might mean, and whether you should have a prostate biopsy.

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