Prostate cancer tests

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Early detection is the key to reducing your risk of advanced prostate cancer and for diagnosis of an early stage when there is a good chance for successful treatment. If you are at an increased risk, talk to you doctor about when you should begin screening. For men at average risk, these prostate cancer tests should be performed:

In addition to standard PSA more detailed analysis is possible using free versus bound comparisons and PSA doubling time (More details on PSA) and transrectal ultrasound, the following may also be used to establish the extent of the disease:


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