Prostate Cancer (PSA) Test
Prostate cancer is a complex disease but modern methods of detection and treatment including the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test, mean that many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively.
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*Screening availability may be limited by location.
Who is this screening for?
Prostate cancer screening tests are important for:
- Men 50-69 who are at average risk for the disease
- Men who are 45 years of age and at higher risk either because they are African-American or have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65
- Men who are 40 years of age with several first-degree relatives (father, brothers and/or sons) with prostate cancer. This is the highest risk group.
Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
- Family history
Prostate Cancer Screening Details
About Prostate Cancer
Warning Signs for Prostate Cancer
- Difficulty with urination
- Blood in the urine
- Bone pain in hips, spine and ribs
- Nerve pain, muscle weakness and numbness in the feet
How does a doctor diagnose prostate cancer?The PSA test is only measure. The only definitive way to confirm a diagnosis is with a transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, which will assign a Gleason score or “grade” to the cancer. This score helps physicians to determine what stage and how advanced the cancer is and assess the need for treatment.