A prostate blood test, or PSA test, measures how much prostate-specific antigen is in your blood to screen your risk for prostate cancer. Get this test from the qualified medical team at Clinica San Miguel. Call one of the three offices in Dallas, five in Houston, or one each in Fresno, Pasadena, San Antonio, or Arlington, Texas, to schedule your prostate blood test, or use the online tool to book.
A prostate blood test, or PSA test, assesses a man’s risk of prostate cancer. The prostate is a small gland — about the size and shape of a walnut — that produces seminal fluid to support and transport sperm.
Prostate cancer is common, but it’s slow-growing and often confined to the prostate gland. Some forms, however, can be more aggressive and may spread quickly. This may endanger other organs and even your life. More than 34,000 men die of prostate cancer yearly.
Cancerous and noncancerous tissue in your prostate produces PSA (prostate-specific antigen). The PSA test detects high levels of PSA that may indicate cancerous tissue.
High levels of PSA don’t always mean cancer, however. It can also indicate inflammation or enlargement of the organ.
You may also need a prostate blood test if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. It can judge the effectiveness of your treatment plan and check for recurring cancer.
PSA tests are recommended to start at age 55 for most healthy males with no history of prostate cancer in their family or themselves. Men aged 40-54 may benefit from a PSA test if prostate cancer runs in the family or their ethnicity has a higher risk of developing aggressive cancers.
Cancer is much easier to treat and cure when detected early. You have a better chance of full remission and no spread when a PSA test helps you find early cancerous growth on your prostate.
A prostate blood test may be done along with a digital rectal exam. If high levels of PSA are found and the digital rectal exam shows evidence of possible cancer, your provider may recommend a prostate biopsy.
If cancer is detected, the team at Clinica San Miguel can get you started with cancer treatment right away.
A prostate blood test involves a simple blood draw from a vein, most likely in your arm. The team then sends this sample to a lab for evaluation.
You’re notified of your results and whether your doctor recommends further testing or a prostate biopsy.
Contact the most convenient location of Clinica San Miguel to schedule your prostate blood test. Call or use the online tool to book.