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Screening for Prostate Cancer

  • Michael Jubinville, MPH
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Screening for Prostate Cancer

Screening can help find cancer before it causes symptoms. There are screening tests for prostate cancer. The goal is to find cancer that has a high risk of spreading before it spreads.

There is not a standard test to screen for prostate cancer. Two common tests are listed below.


  • Can prostate cancer be found early? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/detection.html.
  • Prostate cancer screening. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/prevention/prostate-cancer-screening.
  • Prostate cancer screening—patient version. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/prostate/patient/prostate-screening-pdq.
  • Screening tests for prostate cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/tests.html.


  • Nicole S. Meregian, PA
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