A simple blood test called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is an important tool used to pinpoint prostate cancer. Prostate cancer often goes undetected until the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. CareMore physicians strongly recommend screening as early as the age of 40 to promote early detection. A Digital Rectal Exam and blood test is also recommended. While you might find the exam unsettling or embarrassing, it takes less than two minutes and could save your life.
The mortality rate for those with prostate cancer has been decreasing due to increased awareness and regular testing. CareMore physicians hope that September generates a renewed urgency in men to be screened on a regular basis.