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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Understanding PSA

Your PSA level is moderately elevated and increasing at a worrisome rate. Follow-up is needed. However, keep in mind that your risk of prostate cancer still less than 40 percent.

Your options include

  • referral to a urologist (prostate specialist)

  • repeat PSA testing in several months

  • measuring your "free" PSA level. This special way of testing your PSA level may help to decide if a biopsy is needed. High levels of free PSA are reassuring, while low levels are worrisome for cancer.

Speak to your doctor about which option makes the most sense for you.

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