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According to NHS guidelines, if you’re aged 50 to 69, a PSA reading of 3ng/ml or higher represents a ‘raised’ level and cause for concern.
“If the PSA test indicates a problem, you’re likely to have a digital rectal examination as well as an MRI scan of the prostate,” said Doctor Kubes.
According to NHS guidelines, if you’re 50 years old or over, you can ask your GP for a PSA test.
“However – and this is crucial – if there’s any family history of prostate cancer, you can demand a PSA test five to ten years sooner, at the age of 40-45,” noted Doctor Kubes.