Who should be screened for prostate cancer?
When screening for prostate cancer, doctors will rely on many factors, including the total PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in the blood.
This is a prostate-specific antigen, which is elevated when a person has prostate cancer.
Since its appearance in the 80s until now, thanks to this PSA index, many cases of prostate cancer are detected at an early stage, successfully treated, reducing mortality.
If before the 80s, prostate cancer was the leading cause of death in men, it has now fallen to the fourth row.
However, it should be noted that the total PSA also increases if the patient has other problems such as prostatic proliferation, prostatitis, prostate tuberculosis, urinary tract infections… or have just undergone a rectal examination, sexual intercourse.