What every man should know Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among American men. Every year, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with the disease. But prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies, if caught early.
The PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland and normal range is within 0-4 ng/mL. For men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, the range of PSA may run between 4-8 ng/mL. Men with prostate cancer may have more than 10ng/mL level of PSA. Men should be tested for PSA when there is a noticeable increase in voiding frequency. Troubles in starting and stopping urine flow, blood in urine and back pain when urinating are other symptoms indicative for a PSA test.