Prostate cancer is a complex disease from both a physical and psychological standpoint. Modern methods of detection and treatment, including Life Line Screening’s Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test, mean that many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively. High PSA levels, combined with a complete physical, digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate biopsy, are necessary to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends the following PSA screening guidelines:
*Screening recommendations for prostate cancer vary among healthcare organizations. Please consult with your physician.
Many men with early prostate cancer show no symptoms. At more advanced stages, however the following symptoms may be present:
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