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Prostate Cancer Testing

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What is Prostate Cancer testing?

Prostate cancer testing attempts to find prostate cancer in individuals at an early and potentially curable stage before symptoms have developed with the aim to treat the disease and decrease the death rate from prostate cancer


Who should be tested for Prostate Cancer?

Current guidelines recommend that: All men from the age of 50 years with a life expectancy of at least 10 years should have access to a yearly PSA and DRE All men who have a family history of prostate cancer should have a


Does Prostate Cancer Screening save lives?

With systematic testing most cancers found are in a curable stage. Recent evidence has demonstrated that prostate cancer screening does save lives. A large trial recently published in the world renowned New England Journal of M


What is the risk of Prostate Cancer?

Each year approximately 20000 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 3300 men die from a direct result of prostate cancer each year. This equates to 55 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer and 9 men dyin


What are the risks and benefits of Prostate Cancer Testing

Testing for prostate cancer has potential risks and benefits. In making a decision whether or not to be tested these risks and benefits must be assessed. Potential benefits of prostate cancer testing and early diagnosis includ


What are the potential side effects of treatments

If prostate cancer is diagnosed early and is potentially curable, there are many treatment options including: active surveillance, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy and radical prostatectomy. Unfortunately all potential


Position statements

Links to position statements on Prostate Cancer Testing There are many different recommendations regarding prostate cancer testing around the world. All have slightly different specific guidelines but they are all unanimous in