Whether you have prostate cancer or not, it’s good to understand more about who is at risk, how to screen for it, and the likelihood of the cancer spreading or returning after treatment is complete.
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While age is the primary risk factor for developing prostate cancer, there are other things you should be aware of that can increase your risk.
A prostate cancer screening test (digital rectal exam or PSA blood test) will indicate whether a biopsy of the prostate should be done. Based on the results of the biopsy, a Gleason score is determined that will help your oncologist decide whether the prostate cancer is fast or slow-growing.
After the biopsy, there may be some additional tests needed to see if the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. Based on those results, a stage is assigned and treatment options are planned.
Understanding what this is can help you understand the types of treatments recommended. See what this is and why it’s important.
If prostate cancer returns after it’s been treated, this is a recurrence. Different treatments are likely to be used.
It’s important to have a clear understanding of when you need to be screened for prostate cancer as well as understand the symptoms so you can be an active advocate for your health. Download our free guide to find out the symptoms you should be aware of as well as review the prostate cancer screening recommendations.