Testing and Diagnosis

Regular testing increases the likelihood of cancer being detected at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of cure is highest. Explore these areas to learn about testing and diagnosis for prostate cancer:
 
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The PSA Test

The PSA test is a simple blood test, taken from the arm, which measures the amount of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) protein in the blood. Higher levels of PSA may indicate the presence of cancer, but can also be an indicator of other prostate conditions. Explore the tabs on the left to learn more about PSA testing.
 



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PCC Spotlight
Gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer focus of research

Vancouver, September 25, 2018 – Research funded by Prostate Cancer Canada is preparing the way to improve quality of life for men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM)1 in the LGBTQ2+ community.
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Prostate Cancer Canada launches first national program in radioligand therapy

Toronto, June 27, 2018 – Canadian researchers are leading the future of treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer in this country, with a new Prostate Cancer Canada grant funded by the Movember Foundation.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

TORONTO, CANADA (May 8, 2018) – Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) – where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test – which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
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