Prostate Cancer Screening Directory
Prostate cancer screening is recommended for men over 50, even if they have had no symptoms. The test used is called a PSA test. There are pros and cons to testing with no symptoms, so talk to your doctor about your concerns. Men over 75 should typically not be screened. Just because you may show a certain result on the PSA test doesn't mean you have cancer. A biopsy will be needed to further test for prostate cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how prostate cancer screening works, who should and should not be screened, what to expect, and much more.
Prostate Cancer Screening-Topic Overview
Screening for prostate cancer -checking for signs of the disease when there are no symptoms-is done with the digital rectal exam and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. In the United States,about 75% of men who are age 50 or older have had a PSA test. 1 The number of deaths caused by prostate cancer has dropped over the past 20 years. The decrease has been linked to more cases of early ...
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Summary of Evidence
Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Prostate Cancer,Prostate Cancer Treatment,and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Digital Rectal Examination and Prostate-Specific Antigen Benefits The evidence is insufficient to determine whether screening for prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or digital rectal exam (DRE) reduces ...
Prostate Cancer-Exams and Tests
Learn about exams and tests for prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic-Exams and Tests
Locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer are diagnosed through physical exams and tests.
Is Prostate Cancer Screening Still Necessary?
No one likes going for that annual physical exam. For many, the anxiety increases when it includes a cancer screening.
Save Your Prostate: Get a PSA Test
What is a PSA test anyway -- and do you really need to get one?
Tennis Ace John McEnroe Champions the Cause of Prostate Cancer Research
Tennis ace John McEnroe now champions the cause of prostate cancer research.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Prostate Cancer
WebMD's slideshow covers prostate cancer: who's at risk, symptoms, tests, staging, treatments, survival, and foods that may help lower your risk for prostate cancer.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Frequent bathroom trips and balky "plumbing" are two signs of an enlarged prostate. WebMD's pictures help explain the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this common complaint in older men.