Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

If you’re like many of our patients, then you’re likely to have questions when you start thinking about prostate cancer and when to get screened. That’s why we’re getting back to the basics, like why prostate cancer screenings are important and how a PSA test works. We want to help you understand the importance of prostate health.

Did you know:

  • The prostate is a sex organ the size of a walnut.
  • Approximately 239,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.
  • Fewer men getting a prostate cancer screening will likely lead to a higher percentage of prostate cancer diagnosed in advanced, aggressive stages.
  • A PSA blood test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen in your blood stream. An elevated PSA may indicate there is a problem with the prostate--but not necessarily cancer.
  • A fellowship-trained physician has undergone extra training, giving patients a healthy advantage.
  • Men today have a wide-range of treatment options to fight prostate cancer--from active surveillance to robotic prostatectomy and hormone therapy.
  • African-Americans and men with a family history are at higher risk of getting prostate cancer.

 

Dr. Bracken talks prostates and what to do if you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Not sure of the benefits of a fellowship trained physician? Dr. Gaitonde outlines the benefits.

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