With the release of its guide to PSA testing, Prostaid Calgary aims to improve public awareness surrounding prostate health. It equips individuals and families with the knowledge and resources to advocate for early cancer detection and treatment.
More information is available at https://prostaid.org/psa-testing
The new guide informs readers about the simple test, which measures PSA levels in the bloodstream. Elevated protein levels are associated with aging, prostatitis, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, high PSA levels also suggest the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men, accounting for about 1 in 7 new cancer cases. It remains the third leading cause of cancer death among Canadian men, with 67 men diagnosed daily and 13 of them succumbing to the disease.
Prostaid Calgary’s guide on PSA testing emphasizes the importance of early detection, which can help healthcare professionals develop strategies to stall cancer progression and other related problems. It also talks about the best time to get tested, which is at age 50 for most men.
“PSA testing has been a staple in the healthcare industry for many years, and the technology continues to improve, making it easier than ever to get tested without having to undergo invasive procedures,” says a spokesperson for the prostate health nonprofit.
Similarly, the guide recommends getting a PSA test as early as age 40, especially in men with symptoms such as frequent urination or pain while urinating. It also advocates for early detection in men with a high cancer risk. The Prostaid report also enumerates the tests that may help confirm diagnosis, such as urine tests, digital rectal exams, ultrasounds, and biopsies.
Since 1993, Prostaid has served patients and families in Calgary and nearby areas. Under the leadership of President Brad Sterling, Prostaid focuses on increasing public knowledge about the disease and advocating for prostate cancer-related matters in the province.
“By sharing our experiences with the disease, we lift our spirits and strengthen our resolve to fight for quality of life and a cure,” expressed a Prostaid spokesperson.
Interested parties can find more information on PSA testing by visiting https://prostaid.org/psa-testing
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