Only men have a prostate. This walnut-shaped gland sits below the bladder. The prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body. Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells from your prostate grow out of control.
If you are at higher risk for prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about screening.
The choice to be screened for prostate cancer is a personal one. Before you decide to be tested., talk to your doctor about your risk for prostate cancer, including your personal and family history. Then talk about the benefits and risks of testing.
If you are age 55 to 69, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening.
Some men are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening if you are age 40 to 54 and:
Not necessarily. Less than one-third of high PSA results are caused by prostate cancer. A prostate biopsy (tissue sample) is the only way to know for sure if you have prostate cancer. However, your doctor may want to repeat your PSA or do other testing.
If you are having problems when urinating, your health care provider may use the PSA test to check your prostate health. Remember, urinary symptoms like these are usually caused by prostate health issues other than cancer.
If you have symptoms, talk to your doctor about your prostate health.
Before you decide to have a PSA test, talk with your doctor about your risk for prostate cancer, including your personal and family history. Then talk about the benefits and risks of testing.
Biopsies can cause side effects of bleeding and infection. Treatment of prostate cancer can also cause side effects. Erection problems, urine leakage, or bowel problems can occur.
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