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Prostate Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Men considering testing for prostate cancer should know how to prepare for testing and what to expect. This information will explain some of the terms used when testing and diagnosing prostate cancer. You and your doctor should discuss whether testing for prostate cancer is right for you.

Prostate Cancer Screening - Patient Information

What Tests and Examinations Will I Have?

What is a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test?

Understanding the Prostate and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Multimedia presentation (18 minutes) explaining how the prostate works, how is Prostate Specific Antigen tested, and what does Prostate Specific Antigen values mean.

What is a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)?

What is a Prostate Biopsy?

Prostate Biopsy
Multimedia presentation (16 minutes) explaining the procedure, how to prepare and what to expect.

What Does "Grade" and "Gleason Score" Mean?

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