Men with prostate-related symptoms such as difficulty urinating, blood in urine or semen, abnormal or uncontrollable erections should take a PSA test to screen for and detect male diseases, especially the risk of prostate cancer.
1. What does the prostate PSA index say?
PSA is a prostate-specific antigen. When men have abnormal problems in the life as well as the biopsy of the genital system, they will be examined by a doctor and prescribed a PSA test for prostate cancer or accompanying male diseases. If men had prostate cancer, there would be more PSA in their blood than other normal men. However, other less common serious problems can also increase PSA such as enlarged prostate with age or inflamed prostate.
Prostate cancer is a fairly dangerous form of cancer that appears in men. Doctors said the disease develops quite slowly, usually at an early stage the cancer has almost no pronounced symptoms, but when it develops into cancer, it can metalyse to other parts of the body such as bones, lymph nodes that cause bone pain , often pain in the vertebrae, pelvis or ribs, urination is also difficult, painful, hematoma, sex has many difficulties, erectile function is disturbed … The later the disease, the more pronounced the symptoms appear.
2. Who needs to perform a PSA test?
PSA testing should be considered when men have a history of relatives who have had prostate cancer, or men aged 45 and over. Especially men who have accompanying symptoms such as difficulty urinating, having blood in the urine or semen, abnormal erections that affect sexual activity.
When visiting the male department, patients will be supported by doctors to consult, examine, do clinical tests, subclinical, ultrasound scrotum, blood tests in detail such as total PSA index or so-called free PSA/ full PSA ratio used to diagnose prostate cancer
Prostate cancer, if not detected early, also meta metaphlyses and leads to death as quickly as other cancers. Therefore, the need for PSA testing contributes greatly to diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. Many doctors now apply psa monitoring periodically in people who detect prostate cancer cells instead of immediately taking aggressive measures such as prostate removal, irradiation, or hormone therapy.
Prostate cancer is a cancer with slow development and high radiotherapy ability, so when it is at an early stage, the treatment is simple, less expensive, time-consuming and effective. When the disease has developed at a later stage the treatment becomes more complicated. Therefore, in addition to building a healthy and scientific lifestyle, it is necessary to maintain an annual health examination and a regular PSA test is required to check the current state of health and can detect the disease at an early stage.
Share99 Times City International Health Hub has implemented PSA testing techniques to diagnose cancer, screening for prostate cancer in men over 40 years of age, especially those diagnosed with prostate hypertrocture included in the health examination program for men. Customers register for a general health check-up package at Share99 International Health Hub for timely medical examination and screening.
Customers can go directly to Share99 Times City for a visit or contact hotline 0243 9743 556 for assistance.
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