Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Each year, approximately 192,280 new prostate cancers were diagnosed in the United States.
Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized organ located in front of a man's rectum and below the bladder.
Factors that may increase prostate cancer risk:
Patient assessments may include a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. While these tests may indicate a problem with the prostate, further testing to detect cancer also may include a transrectal ultrasound and transrectal biopsy.
Other diagnostic tests may include:
Learn more about diagnostic tests used to diagnose and stage prostate and other urologic cancers:
Learn more about prostate cancer from the National Cancer Institute.
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