As you age, your prostate is susceptible to:
You should contact your EVU urologist immediately if you experience:
You have an increased risk for prostate cancer if you are:
our urologist uses a simple screening test called the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test combined with a digital rectal exam to diagnose prostate cancer.
If your EVU specialist catches your prostate cancer at an early stage, the first strategy might be watching and waiting. If your tumor grows, treatment may consist of radiation, hormone therapy, and robotic laparoscopic surgery.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in men that surrounds the upper portion of the urethra, just below the bladder, and produces seminal fluids. Your EVU urologist examines your prostate during your regular checkups to detect abnormalities that may need diagnosis and treatment.
Depending on the development of your prostate cancer and state of your health, your doctor at EVU Center may recommend a treatment plan that includes:
If you’re under 55 and have no risk factors, you don’t need screening. If you do have risk factors, your EVU urologist devises a tailor-made screening schedule. Men between the ages of 55-70 who are at low risk should be screened every one to two years.
You can continue testing after age 70 if your life expectancy is longer than 10 years.
Don’t wait any longer to address your prostate health. Get an annual prostate exam, follow screening recommendations, and call East Valley Urology Center if you have suspicious symptoms. You can also use the online booking form to set up an appointment.