Related Web Site: Thinking About Alternative Treatment for Prostate Cancer?
If you're thinking about alternative therapy for prostate cancer, learn about the types available. Remember, talk to your doctor if you are considering using an alternative treatment. This link will take you to the National Cancer Institute's web site.
Two tests are used to look for prostate cancer: a digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test.
The PSA blood test looks for something called prostate-specific antigen in the blood. Who should have a PSA test and when is controversial:
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend regular PSA tests. The task force say the tests may find cancers that are so slow growing that treatment, which can have serious side effects, would offer no benefit.
The American Cancer Society (ACS)...
Men frequently use saw palmetto to treat the symptoms of benign prostate gland enlargement (BPH). Learn what the National Institutes of Health says about this herb. This link will take you to its web site.