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Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. i had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. but doctor said no problem you live your ?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible, but RARE: Why was the test done? Were you having some symptoms related to the prostate? At 26, prostatitis would be the most likely cause of not only prostate problems but an elevated psa. Cancer is possible, but extremely unlikely. If you are not comfortable with your doctor's answer, you should ask again, go see another doctor, or perhaps see a urologist.
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Dr. Donald Pick
34 years experience
Very rare: It is possible but unlikely. The incidence of prostate cancer in patients under 50 is very low and usually found in patients with a strong family history. Psa can be elevatd due to other noncancer causes and is controversial as a screening tool. You should see a urologist to discuss further.
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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 24 years experience
Who gets a Psa on a 20 year old pt ? Very odd
Apr 5, 2013
Last updated Jan 31, 2018


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