Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

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Early detection is important and saves lives. It is important to discuss the PSA test and personal risk factors with your doctor to make an informed decision about whether the PSA test is right for you. This will increase the likelihood of prostate cancer being detected at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of survival is highest.

The PSA test is often the first test used to detect prostate cancer, but your doctor may also recommend the digital rectal exam (DRE), a biopsy to determine if there is cancer present, or, in some cases, imaging such as MRI. Learn more about how prostate cancer is diagnosed by exploring below:
Digital Rectal


Grading Staging


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