Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in men. Despite this, many men still aren't following the recommended screening guidelines for early detection, nor are they taking important steps toward prevention. Use the Prostate Cancer Web Guide to answer your questions about prostate cancer.
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Prostate cancer symptoms often don't appear until the disease has progressed beyond the prostate. Use this section to learn more about the prostate cancer symptoms and diagnosis.
- A Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), which is a common test used to diagnose abnormalities in the prostate, is an event often dreaded and avoided by men. But this test is crucial for diagnosing prostate cancer, and it can be a lifesaver.
- On some of the following sites you'll learn techniques for broaching the subject of a prostate exam with your doctor.
For prostate cancer symptoms ...
reviews the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer. Scroll down for articles on related topics of interest.
reviews the various prostate cancer symptoms and helps you decide if you need to visit your doctor.
For prostate cancer screening and diagnostic tests ...
Prostate Cancer Foundation
covers the methods used to detect the disease. Included are discussions of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood tests and digital rectal exams.
American Cancer Society
reviews the two main ways that doctors discover prostate cancer: prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA) and digital rectal examination (DRE).
Lab Tests Online
has an overview of the PSA blood test that covers what it is, when it's ordered and how to interpret the results.
provides an introduction to ultrasound imaging of the prostate. Learn the common uses of the procedure, how to prepare and how it's performed.
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