TIPS FOR TRACKING YOUR PSA
Your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level is a number that you'll want to know and track throughout your prostate cancer (PC) journey. When you track your PSA levels between tests, you and your urologist or oncologist can discuss any changes to your PSA levels.
If you are referred to a new specialist or doctor for your PC care, always remember to share your medical history. This information can help determine what kind of treatment you'll need.
WATCH FOR ELEVATED PSA LEVELS
Your PSA levels can vary over time and be affected by other factors. What should you look out for?
YOUR PSA LEVEL HAS DOUBLED IN ONE YEAR
Rapid changes in your PSA level can suggest that something is wrong with your prostate or be a sign of prostate cancer growth or spread.
YOUR PSA LEVEL INCREASES OVER 3.0 ng/mL
If your PSA levels are 3.0 ng/mL or higher, continue talking that talk with your doctor about different screening methods and consider yearly prostate cancer screenings. Your doctor may perform an extra screening test, like a digital rectal exam (DRE), or refer you to a urologist for additional tests.