What to ask your treatment team
What to tell your treatment team
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 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
>10 to 20 ng/mL
Slightly to Moderately Elevated
>2.5 to 10 ng/mL
0 to 2.5 ng/mL
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