Prostate Cancer - What's Your PSA?
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a substance produced by the prostate gland. The amount in your blood increases significantly when prostate cancer is present. All men should have a blood test to check their PSA levels by age 40. It could save your life!
Prostate Cancer Facts
According to the American Cancer Society,
- 25,000 men die each year from prostate cancer.
- 60% of men will have prostate cancer by the age of 60.
- 100% of men will have some stage of prostate cancer by the age of 80.
For additional information on prostate health and cancer screening, please visit "Health Links" under the Health and Wellness Program on our website.
Rob Salyer, an educator for Washington County Schools, has provided this information because he wants you to be informed and vigilant.
Rob was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 prostate cancer in 2007. Incurable and terminal, Rob is still with us as a member of the Washington County Wellness Committee.