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How do you screen for prostate cancer?
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In brief: Blood test and exam
The current screening tests include a blood test and digital rectal examination.
Imaging studies and x-rays are not part of the screening process. The screening tests should be performed once yearly unless you have risk factors. Screening is recommended to start at age 50 unless you have risk factors and may start earlier if there are risk factors.

In brief: Blood test and exam
The current screening tests include a blood test and digital rectal examination.
Imaging studies and x-rays are not part of the screening process. The screening tests should be performed once yearly unless you have risk factors. Screening is recommended to start at age 50 unless you have risk factors and may start earlier if there are risk factors.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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2 comments
Dr. Joel Lilly
This has been a hot topic lately, but an article in this month's New England Journal of Medicine updated the data from a huge screening study in Europe and found a 29% decreased risk of dying of prostate cancer in the men who were being screened.
Dr. James Gulley
The most important aspects when considering whether to screen or not is being fully informed about the potential risks and potential benefits. This should involve a thorough discussion with your physician.
In brief: Screening
Psa blood test and digital rectal exam are the screening tests for prostate cancer.

In brief: Screening
Psa blood test and digital rectal exam are the screening tests for prostate cancer.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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