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Beyond the PSA Test: Options for Screening

Beyond the PSA Test: Options for Screening

Prostate screening traditionally has focused on two methods: the digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate specific antigen, or PSA testing. Researchers have always worked toward improving the accuracy and reliability of both modalities. Along the way, PSA test options have been surfacing.
New methods seek to clarify diagnoses in men whose

Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate cancer stages describe how far a cancer of the prostate has spread. Doctors define stages in determining treatment for prostate cancer and in predicting the chances of recovery.
Prostate cancer stages are determined by evaluating the prostate tissue and determining its Gleason score (a microscopic assessment of the cells’ architecture

Reduce Your Risk Before Stomach Cancer Symptoms Develop

Reduce Your Risk Before Stomach Cancer Symptoms Develop

Many years ago, stomach cancer was among the most lethal forms of cancer in the United States. Today, though, the disease is less common in the U.S., although it remains a leading cause of cancer death in less developed parts of the world.

Stomach cancer often begins as precancerous changes in

Kidney Cancer Symptoms Usually Occur Later Rather Than Sooner

Kidney Cancer Symptoms Usually Occur Later Rather Than Sooner

Affecting more than 38,000 men and 23,000 women in the United States annually, kidney cancer ranks among the 10 most common cancers in American men and women. Each year, more than 14,000 people die from kidney cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) says.

Kidney cancer symptoms typically manifest only after the

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Upon receiving the diagnosis of prostate cancer, men naturally want to know the most current prostate cancer survival rates.

Every man’s prognosis or outlook for cancer depends on his overall health, his age, his Gleason score, his prostate cancer stage, the type of treatment he receives, and how his cancer

Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate cancer is diagnosed by biopsying tissue from the prostate gland. If prostate cancer is suspected, your doctor will perform a biopsy guided by transrectal ultrasound. A small ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum to guide the biopsy needle to the biopsy locations. The needle is inserted through the

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