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Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

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Arkansas Benefit Plans to Provide for Prostate Cancer Screening

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Benefit Plans to Provide for Prostate Cancer Screening Staff Writer February 23, 2009 Arkansas lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at better fighting prostate cancer in the natural state. In a READ MORE
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A Simple Urine Test Can Determine Prostate Cancer Severity

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A Simple Urine Test Can Determine Prostate Cancer Severity By Alice Carver 14:00, February 17th 2009 2 A new urine test that tracks a certain substance produced by prostate cancer cells may help READ MORE
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Improved PSA Tests a Better Gauge of Prostate Cancer Risk

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January 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Improved PSA Tests Improved PSA Tests a Better Gauge of Prostate Cancer Risk A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can't diagnose prostate canc READ MORE
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Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and will examine you. He or she may also ask you about your medical history and may do some of the following tests or will refer you to a urologist (a surgeon specialising in the urinary system). A digital rectal examination (DRE) is an examination of your prostate. Your doctor will insert a lubricated, gloved finger into your rectum (the lower part of the large intestine, ending at the anus) and feel your prostate through the wall of your rectum. If there is prostate cancer, it may feel harder than usual, or knobbly. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test will test the amount of PSA in a sample of your blood. PSA is a protein which is made by both normal and cancerous prostate cells. A high PSA level doesn't always indicate cancer and can be caused by other prostate diseases. In a prostate biopsy, your surgeon will remove a small piece of tissue. The sample will be sent to a laboratory for examination to find out if it's cancer and if so, how fast it's growing. CT, MRI and bone scans can help your surgeon see how far the cancer has spread (if at all). A CT scan uses X-rays to make a three-dimensional picture of your body. An MRI scan uses magnets and radiowaves to produce images of the inside of your body.
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