If my PSA levels are elevated does that mean I have prostate cancer?

I'm waiting for my test results to come back, but am a bit concerned. During my annual PSA test recently, my doctor noted that my levels were higher than normal. I've always heard that if your levels are high, it likely means you have prostate cancer. Is this true?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

There are many reasons to have an elevated PSA. This includes prostate enlargement, inflammation, irritation, calcifications and, of course, prostate cancer. There are a few ways to determine if elevated PSA levels are a problem. These include PSA density and PSA velocity, as well as age-specific PSA.

Published on Feb 18, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

There are many reasons to have an elevated PSA. This includes prostate enlargement, inflammation, irritation, calcifications and, of course, prostate cancer. There are a few ways to determine if elevated PSA levels are a problem. These include PSA density and PSA velocity, as well as age-specific PSA.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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