Mostly men are at risk of suffering from prostate cancer. The Prostate Specific Antigen is a kind of substance that is only produced by certain cells of the prostate gland of men. The role of the prostate gland is to release the prostate-specific antigen into the semen. As a result of which the substance helps to liquefy the semen after ejaculation. During this process sometimes a small amount of substance also flows into the bloodstream. Due to which the presence of low-level of prostate-specific antigen is found in the blood.
It becomes a concern if the level of prostate-specific antigen is found to be high in the blood as compared to your age. When the high level of prostate-specific antigen is discovered, the doctor also looks into the family history as well for the proper recommendation of the treatment.
There is no precautionary measure to be followed before the test. Besides to improve the test results, you can start following a healthy diet. Start with a low-fat diet. Eat more fish and fat from plants such as olive oil, nuts and seeds. Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables and reduce the amount of dairy products.
Depending on each case, treatment options for men with prostate cancer might include: