Prostate cancer can be successfully treated if detected early. To increase the chances of early detection, healthcare providers recommend routine screening, ideally before any symptoms present. Screening usually begins with a physical examination, which may be followed by blood tests, urine tests, or a biopsy if the doctor observes any irregularities.
Candidates for Screening
Prostate cancer affects 1 out of 8 men. Age, genetics, and racial background are factors that can determine who should be screened.