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Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Screening

Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs.
After age 50, a psa test is typically done.

In brief: Screening

Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs.
After age 50, a psa test is typically done.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. James Gulley
If any of these tests are positive, a biopsy is the only way to confirm the presence of cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rectal and PSA

A rectal examination and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (psa) are the usual procedures for intial testing.
If there is suspician of cancer, needle biopsy of the prostate, through the rectum, is done and tissue set for examination by a pathologist.

In brief: Rectal and PSA

A rectal examination and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (psa) are the usual procedures for intial testing.
If there is suspician of cancer, needle biopsy of the prostate, through the rectum, is done and tissue set for examination by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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