Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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How Axumin PET Scans Work for Prostate Cancer

The prostate cancer community has been waiting for scans to accurately identify prostate cancer locations in the body. Axumin PET Scans can now do so. Axumin is an FDA-approved, Medicare-covered scan that can achieve early detection of recurrent...

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How to Tell If Your Prostate Cancer Has Metastasized

There are a variety of tests that can detect prostate cancer metastasis. Learn more about how prostate cancer spreads. When prostate cancer metastasizes, spreads outside of the prostate itself, it typically affects the structures in its immediate...

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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

If you have symptoms of prostate cancer or a high PSA, your doctor may use prostatic biopsy and imaging studies. Learn what to expect, so you can prepare.

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Getting a Prostate Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer

Ultrasound imaging is commonly used to evaluate the prostate when cancer is suspected. Learn more about how they are used. A prostate ultrasound is often used early as a way of diagnosing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a...

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What Is a Prostate Biopsy?

A random or targeted biopsy is a test used to diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about its uses, side effects, the procedure, and the results. A doctor may recommend a prostate biopsy if you have an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test...

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Understanding Your PSA Results

While a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is used to screen for prostate cancer, it doesn't detect cancer. Learn what it does and how it works. Many older men will be familiar with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test which doctors...

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What Is a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)?

A digital rectal exam can be essential to early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer and other conditions. Here's what having a DRE is like. A digital rectal exam (DRE) is a simple procedure in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved...

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The Shortcomings of PSA Density

Calculating prostate-specific antigen (PSA) density can help your doctor determine whether your prostate is functioning normally. Learn more. Calculating PSA density can help your doctor analyze your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) score and...

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Prostate Cancer Grading and Gleason Scores

Grading is an important part of the evaluation of your prostate cancer. What is prostate cancer grading, and what does your Gleason score mean? If you or a family member is diagnosed with prostate cancer it is important to understand prostate cancer...

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Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Prostate cancer recurrence is something that all men with prostate cancer hope to avoid. How do you know if your prostate cancer has come back? Recurrence of prostate cancer occurs when cancer returns after initial treatment has been completed....

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How Alkaline Phosphatase Relates to Prostate Cancer

Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found in blood that can signal that prostate cancer has spread to the bones. Learn more about alkaline phosphatase. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), sometimes called “alk phos” for short, is an enzyme naturally...

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