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Question: PSA level

 maldugs - Mon May 14, 2007 6:33 pm

Hi, I am a 67 year old male, my psa levels have been around 5.6 for 12 months with the exception of 4.4 in March 06, DRE exam was normal, no symptoms, urine flow normal, my GP has arranged a consult with a urologist, are these levels high enought to be worried about prostate cancer? No history of prostate trouble in family.

Regards Mal.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue May 15, 2007 9:40 am

User avatar I would not be worried about this. The average level of "normal" PSA's increases with age. For someone your age, 5.6 is probably within the normal range.

As long as your prostate exam is normal there is likely very little to be concerned about. If your exam becomes abnormal or your PSA begins to climb you should be evaluated for prostate cancer.

Best wishes.

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