Dear Mari, the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test is a blood test used to indicate possible problems with the Prostate. It is not a marker for all types of cancer. It is also not a specific marker only for Prostate Cancer. An increased PSA result (higher than 4) is usually an indication that there is possibly a problem with the Prostate that needs investigation. The 'problem' can be inflammation of the Prostate (prostatitis) or Prostate Cancer. (MCH).
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