PSA prostate exam: with a simple blood test you can find out if there are any signs of an ongoing tumor
Every year 37 thousand Italians are affected by prostate cancer, which represents 19% of all cancers diagnosed in the male population. Although the mortality rate from this disease is constantly decreasing, it is always important to do prevention. In fact, the prostate is a very sensitive organ and susceptible to various pathologies, even if they are not too serious prostatitis or BPH. It is thought that only after the age of 50 should you undergo specialist examinations and many people give them up because they consider them too invasive. For some years, however, a test has been available that does not require a minimum effort for the patient.
PSA prostate exam: a non-invasive blood test and also for young people
Since the 2000s, thePSA prostate exam (prostate specific antigen) which through a targeted blood test allows to identify the potential signals of a tumor in progress. This type of analysis is certainly less invasive than the “classic” one, but the AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research he considers it less reliable. That said, the best prevention is always following a healthy lifestyle from an early age with a diet rich in fruit and vegetables but low in fat and avoiding excesses. After the age of 50, it is good to undergo specialist examinations by consulting your doctor.
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