Merdeka.com – Some types of cancer, can be recognized easily based on the visual. However, some other types such as breast cancer can be recognized by touch or touch.
Unlike breast cancer, early detection of prostate cancer cannot be done by simply touching certain organs, said a urologist from the Indonesian Association of Urologists (IAUI) dr. Agus Rizal Ardy Hariandy Hamid, SpU(K), PhD.
“(The prostate) is on the inside, so it’s impossible for someone to suddenly just touch your hand, cheek or other organ, and then say you have a prostate. Because it’s inside, under the bladder, it’s impossible to see from the outside,” he said. in a virtual media briefing some time ago reported by Antara.
Agus, who serves as the Chair of Prostate Awareness Month, advised men to carry out prostate-specific antigen (PSA) examination as one of the detection steps. PSA or blood tests without considering a certain time can be done in conjunction with a medical check-up which is generally recommended once a year.
“Cancer screening should be done once a year, but we will evaluate it. According to studies, there are some people who can be (screened) every 2 years, for practice it is better to have once a year along with a medical check-up,” said Agus.
The normal value for PSA is below 4 ng/ml. Chances of cancer will increase along with the increase in PSA. PSA levels of 3.1-4 ng/ml were associated with a 26.9 percent risk of prostate cancer.