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Prostate Cancer

PSA Reading 40

02/19/2009

Question:

My friend has a reading of 40 on PSA tests. No cancer was found, and biopsy has been done. Why would his PSA be so high and has been for many years?

Answer:

There are many reasons a PSA can be elevated. It could be due to a benign enlargement of the prostate, inflammation of the prostate, a urinary tract infection and prostate cancer too.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University