1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime- it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is a key step in detecting prostate cancer early. If a test reveals higher levels of PSA, it may indicate the presence of prostate cancer.
If you have already been diagnosed with prostate cancer, keep your eye on the rise of your PSA levels with regular testing, in some cases testing as often as every three months to monitor PSA doubling time, which can reveal if there is a higher risk of the cancer progressing.
Help men take control of their risk. Encourage the men in your life to talk to their doctor and make an informed decision about whether the PSA test is right for them based on their personal risk factors. If someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, encourage them to monitor their PSA doubling time and talk to their doctor about treatment options that can delay the progression of prostate cancer.
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