You may be having prostate problems and want to learn more about prostate cancer symptoms and risk factors, the PSA screening test, and conditions that are not cancer such as an enlarged prostate BPH and prostatitis. You may want to print out this booklet. The PDF has practical lists, tips, and medical images to help you learn more and talk with your doctor.
Actor Ben Stiller is crediting a prostate cancer screening test for saving his life, revealing today that he was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer two years ago. But should all men get this screening test? In an interview today Oct.
By Peter F. Leonovicz, MDAugust 22, Cancer care is constantly evolving.
It still rings true today. A Government panel-The United States Preventative Task Force-recently issued a statement that men should no longer get screened for prostate cancer as they found the PSA blood test did not save lives, but instead resulted in needless medical procedures that left tens of thousands of men impotent, incontinent or both. I have no argument on the latter.
About 1 out of every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men. Treatments like surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy remove or destroy the cancer. However, all of these treatments can have sexual side effects.
Why would I choose radiation therapy? How should I expect to feel during radiation therapy? How should I expect to feel after radiation therapy?
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An elevated PSA does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer. It can mean other conditions are present. Do not rush into a conventional prostate biopsy because multiparametric MRI can reveal whether or not there is a prostate cancer tumor.
Updated findings from one of the largest studies of prostate cancer screening show that the commonly used P. Last fall, the United States Preventive Services Task Force concluded that healthy men should no longer be routinely screened for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen, or P. That decision was based on findings from five well-controlled clinical trials, including a major American study called the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian PLCO cancer screening trial, which studied P.