Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein that is produced by the prostate. A higher than usual level of PSA can be a sign of prostate cancer, prostate inflammation or an enlarged prostate, which is commonly known as BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia).
Prostate cancer is now the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in the UK. Men with a strong family history and/or African-Caribbean backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed. There is also emerging evidence of an increased risk in men with a family history of breast cancer.
Mr Cohen will discuss with you the merits of further investigation, offering a PSA blood test, multiparametric MRI scan and state-of-the-art transperineal fusion biopsy if required.
Mr Cohen has extensive experience in Prostate Cancer diagnosis and management. He runs a weekly one-stop clinic at Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust, is a core member of the Prostate Cancer Mulitdisciplinary team at Royal Free and has sat on advisory panels for Prostate Cancer UK.
Further information on the PSA test can be found on the Prostate Cancer UK website.