PSA is a protein enzyme produced in the prostate gland and released in to the blood stream. After blood work analysis, the resulting PSA score shows how much of the enzyme you’re producing, and your probability of being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
PSA Level Risk Analysis
15% of men with a PSA level less than 4 ng/ml go on to develop prostate cancer.
31% of men with PSA levels between 4 – 10 ng/ml have shown to develop prostate cancer.
50% – 65% of men with psa scores over 10 ng/ml develop prostate cancer.
Elevated PSA Ranges – Prostate Cancer Test
Normal PSA Levels: 0-4 ng/ml
Slightly Elevated PSA: 4-10 ng/ml
Moderately Elevated PSA: 10-20 ng/ml
Highly Elevated PSA: 20+ ng/ml
The amount of PSA in your blood test may increase with other prostate conditions. However, even though your results may be high, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. It just means a greater risk of developing it.