One of the lab analyses during the cancer diagnostics is the prostate cancer PSA. It defines the prostate-specific antigen level in your blood. In other words speaking, the prostate cancer PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is one of the most important diagnostic blood examinations. It helps diagnose the pathology of the prostate gland.
The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a protein-origin substance that is produced by the cells of the prostate gland. It is mainly goes out with semen and only a small part of it travels into your blood. To find it doctors use the monoclonal antibodies technique.
If a high level PSA is found during the diagnostics it means the prostate gland pathology, such as adenoma, prostatitis or cancer.
The prostate cancer PSA is done in 2 cases: to diagnose the prostate cancer or to control the disease.
Notice that the prostate cancer PSA lowers the death rate from the disease. About 30% inactive tumors are found at the early stage (1 and 2). And the PSA level is the main indicator showing it.
The modern prostate cancer PSA analysis allows avoiding the aggressive forms and methods of treatment and the lethal endings.