There are usually no specific signs or symptoms of early prostate cancer. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE) can provide the best chance of identifying prostate cancer in its earliest stages, but these tests can have drawbacks. Talk to your physician about whether prostate cancer screening is right for you.Learn More About Prostate Cancer ›
If your health care provider has told you that you have prostate cancer, you may soon face a difficult choice of treatment options. A survey of urologists and oncologists published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that although urologists and radiation oncologists agree on a variety of issues regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer, they usually recommend the therapy that they offer.Learn More About Treating Prostate Cancer ›
If you could find a screening test able to detect a potentially deadly cancer, it would be hailed as a lifesaver and widely recommended, wouldn't it? Not necessarily. The fact that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test detects prostate cancer in its early stages is undisputed. But whether it should be used as a routine screening tool is one of the most controversial issues in men's health today.Learn More About Living With Prostate Cancer ›
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