Screening & Diagnosis
Articles about PSA screening and the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Digital Rectal Exam
A digital rectal exam (DRE) is a test used to examine the lower rectum, prostate, pelvis, and lower belly for any changes that could be indicative of cancer.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Information about prostate cancer screening and follow up care using the various prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.
Gleason Grade and Score
The Gleason score is a scoring system to describe the aggressiveness of prostate cancers. The Gleason score represents the "grade" of the tumor, which is a measure of the degree of differentiation of prostate cancer cells.
Genetic Testing for Familial Prostate Cancer
Family history is an important part of prostate cancer risk. About 5-10% of prostate cancer cases are hereditary (familial).
Understanding Your Pathology Report: Prostate Cancer
A prostate cancer pathology report will have information used to determine the stage of the cancer and is helpful in making treatment decisions.