Screening For Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

There are an estimated 12 million cancer survivors in the United States who are living beyond their doctors’ predictions, thanks to a combination of cutting-edge chemotherapy drugs, excellent treatment, and improved screening measures. However, cancer survivors face unique challenges related to their treatment after cancer and need to stay alert to possible late side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation. It’s important to talk to your doctor about proper screening for late side effects Read more […]

The Pros and Cons of PSA Test For Prostate Cancer

The diagnosis of prostate cancer is made possible through different kind of exams. Certain exams are made on the prospective patient to be able to fully diagnose someone to have this type of cancer. A blood test is usually done to check the levels of prostate-specific antigen. Any rise of this component in the blood indicates that there is something wrong with the prostate gland of the person. PSA test can pose a lot of advantages on the screening of the patient however it can also have some Read more […]

Screening For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer screeningScreening is performed in healthy people to detect the cancer at an early stage. Screening helps in identifying persons who might have prostatic cancer and need further investigations to come to a diagnsois. Screening procedures are not enough to make a diagnosis. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and Digital rectal examination (DRE) are used in screening people for prostate cancer.Prostate specific antigen (PSA) Testing PSA is a protein produced by the prostate Read more […]

Should You Have a PSA Prostate Cancer Screening Test?

Most men of a certain age have heard of the PSA blood test. The PSA, or Prostate Specific Antigen, test detects levels of PSA in a patient’s blood. Higher levels increase the probability of prostate cancer but are not diagnostic of cancer.If the PSA test indicates a higher probability of prostate cancer, then usually a series of biopsies are taken of the prostate. If cancer is found, then some form of treatment is usually started. The treatments for localized or early prostate cancer include Read more […]