A raised PSA (prostate specific antigen) can be the only sign that a man is suffering from prostate cancer but can also be raised in other benign conditions. This abnormal test may or may not be associated with urinary symptoms.
We offer a comprehensive assessment of patients with a raised PSA blood test that may include a scan and biopsy of the prostate to exclude cancer. In the absence of an infection a raised PSA should be compared with the normal ranges for each age group. Manchester Urology uses an age related range.
When there is doubt a further test (PCA3) can help in telling which patients need further investigation. This is a urine test taken after a rectal examination.
As well as abnormal blood tests a full assessment of male urinary symptoms is undertaken to determine whether any therapy, either medical or surgical (Green Light Laser) might help alleviate the problem.