Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – Frequently Asked Questions
The prostate is a small gland in men around the size of a walnut that surrounds the neck of the bladder. It releases a fluid that is found in semen.
What is a prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Benefits of having a PSA Test?
Limitations of having a PSA Test?
Should I have a PSA Test?
What symptoms do I need to be aware of?
The following symptoms can caused by an enlarged prostate as men get older. They may also occur in prostate cancer, so it is very important to speak to your local surgery should they occur:
What do I need to do before a PSA Test?
PSA testing should not be done in the following circumstances as they can result in inaccurate readings:
Is there a Screening Programme?
What does my result mean?