Fair screenings find 371 possible cancer cases

That’s the number of potential prostate cancer cases discovered in screening tests conducted at the fair last month. Out of 2,569 men who got the free blood test at the fair, 160 had a level of 4 or higher for prostate-specific antigen, commonly known as PSA.

PSA is a protein that can indicate the presence of cancer in the prostate, a walnut-size gland below the bladder that is part of the male reproductive system. A reading of less than 4 nanograms of PSA per milliliter of blood has generally been considered medically normal. However, recent research has suggested follow-up tests are warranted for levels of 2.5 to 4. Read more…

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