What if you could see earlier signs of prostate cancer?
What if you could look 25 years into the future and see a three-fold increase in advanced cancer or no increased risk?
Now a simple PSA blood test for prostate cancer may let a man do just that--look 25 years into the future.
A new study reviewed blood samples from 21,277 men in the Malmo Preventive Medicine database (Sweden) between 1974 and 1986.
Researchers compared 462 men who developed advanced prostate cancer with 1222 men who were cancer-free.
The most highly significant finding was that an increase in the tPSA results of 1 ng/mL was associated with more than triple the rate of prostate cancer up to 25 years later.
The PSA tests were taken before the men were age 50, and the average time to cancer diagnosis was 18 years (Lilja H, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007).
PSA is a simple blood test and should be a part of routine early-detection health care for men before the age of 50.
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