If you’re nervous about being screened, don’t be. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is here to make your appointments as easy and comfortable as possible.
Common prostate cancer screening tests include:
For most men, prostate cancer screening should begin at age 50. If you are an African American man or have a family history (father, brother, son) of prostate cancer, Banner MD Anderson recommends you begin screening at age 45.
Age 75 or older
Along with regular exams, practice awareness and familiarity with your body. If you notice any changes, like irregular urination, let your doctor know right away.
If exam results suggest cancer, your doctor will advise you on other diagnostic tests, such as an ultrasound or biopsy of the prostate tissue.
Research is constantly being done to discover new screening tests for prostate cancer, including genetic tests. Talk with your doctor to find out the latest updates in screening options.
When detected early, the survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. If you do receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, don’t worry. Our team of specialists will be by your side from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
The Gleason Score is a grading and scoring system used to show how aggressive the prostate cancer is. Scores can range from 1-10, and the higher the score the more likely the cancer is to spread. Talk to your doctor about your Gleason Score to receive a clear diagnosis.
The following stages will help doctors determine the best treatment route for your prostate cancer.