Causes of prostate cancer
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- Total PSA: The level of PSA in the blood indicates an increase in the size of the prostate gland, which may be physiological in origin or associated with inflammation or cancer.
- Free and total PSA report: Measuring the ratio of free PSA to total PSA is useful in assessing the risk of prostate cancer in patients who have a slightly elevated PSA level.
- Prostate biopsy: This procedure involves microscopic analysis of suspect samples of tissue from the prostate.
- Prostate MRI: The MRI is the test of choice for viewing the prostate and detecting any anomalies.
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