Why Testosterone and PSA Matter

Testosterone is a hormone that can stimulate prostate cancer growth

Growth and function of the prostate gland depend on testosterone, a male sex hormone (or androgen) made mainly in the testicles.

Cancer of the prostate gland develops when cells of the prostate show uncontrolled growth—high levels of testosterone help fuel this growth.

FIRMAGON began reducing testosterone on day 1 and maintained PSA reduction over 12 months of treatment

What to know about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

PSA is a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. When PSA levels are abnormally high on blood tests, it can mean that cells in the prostate gland are damaged.

Because PSA levels are often elevated in men with prostate cancer, it is used to help diagnose it and track the effects of treatment. As part of treatment, you will likely have regular tests to check your PSA level.*

PSA level is a nonspecific measurement that may indicate cancer progression. These results should be evaluated with caution because of the heterogeneity of the broad range of patient types in the clinical study. No evidence has shown that the speed at which PSA declines is related to clinical benefit. Therefore, PSA level should not be seen on its own as evidence of the effectiveness of FIRMAGON.

WHILE NO PARTICULAR PSA LEVEL IS CONSIDERED “NORMAL” OR “ABNORMAL,” THE CLASSIFICATIONS BELOW ARE OFTEN USED

Classifying chart showing a downward slope of columns: >20 ng/mL as elevated, >10 to 20 ng/mL as moderately elevated, >2.5 to 10 ng/mL as slighty-to-moderately elevated, and 0 to 2.5 ng/mL as low
FIRMAGON began reducing testosterone on day 1 and maintained PSA reduction over 12 months of treatment

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PSA = prostate-specific antigen.