The largest study of prostate cancer screening so far showed that prostate cancer is more likely to be found with PSA testing than without PSA testing. And it showed that PSA testing may prevent a small number of men from dying of prostate cancer. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.
Richard M. Hoffman MD MPH
Guides you through decision to use active surveillance for men who have low-risk and for some men who have medium-risk localized prostate cancer. Lists reasons for and against active surveillance. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
PSA tests can show high levels of PSA that aren’t caused by cancer (called a false-positive). This means you may need more tests to check for prostate cancer. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.
Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation, such as X-rays, to destroy cancer cells. The radiation damages the genetic material of the cells so that they can’t grow. Although radiation damages normal cells as well as cancer cells, the normal cells can repair themselves and function, while the cancer cells cannot…
Provides info on an initial diagnosis. Discusses diagnostic tests, including PSA test and digital rectal exam. Covers symptoms common to prostate cancer and other conditions. Discusses treatment with active surveillance, surgery, or radiation. Also offers prevention tips.