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A detailed guide to the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
  1. All About the PSA Test (9)
  2. Digital Rectal Exam (1)
  3. Prostate Cancer Screening (6)

PSA: What does it mean?

How Did You Find Out That Your Prostate Cancer Had Recurred?
Sometimes prostate cancer can come back. How did you find out that your prostate cancer had recurred?

Understanding Your Digital Rectal Exam Results
The results you receive from your digital rectal exam (DRE) can tell you and your doctor a great deal. What should you know about what your results might mean?

Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Every year thousands of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because of the high numbers of men afflicted with this disease, annual screening tests have been put into place to hopefully catch prostate cancer in its early stages. A number of tests also exist to confirm the presence of prostate cancer after an abnormality is found through screening.

How Does Prostate Ultrasound Work?
Ultrasound imaging is commonly used to evaluate the prostate when cancer is suspected. What should you know about this important tool? How does ultrasound work? What can it measure? What does it tell my doctor about the prostate?

All About Bones Scans and Prostate Cancer
The bone scan is an important test used to detect prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Many men who have prostate cancer will undergo this test at some point. So, why is it important and how does it work?

Detection of Prostate Cancer Metastasis
Detection of prostate cancer metastasis (or spread) is an important aspect of proper prostate cancer care. So, what should you know about detection of prostate cancer metastasis?

The Prostate Biopsy - What to Expect.
A biopsy of the prostate is an essential part of the definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer. What can you expect before, during, and after this procedure.

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 after initial treatment? What are the next steps if it has come back?

Alkaline Phosphatase and Prostate Cancer
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found in the blood that can signal that prostate cancer has spread to the bones. The test for alkaline phosphatase is a common and important aspect of the monitoring of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Tests

There are many prostate cancer tests available today.  What types are there, and what should you know about the various prostate cancer tests? Read on to find out.

Was the Prostate Biopsy What You Expected It to Be?
A prostate biopsy is an essential part of the definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer. What can you expect before, during, and after the prostate biopsy? Was the prostate biopsy what you expected it to be?

Before This Article, Did You Know What Alkaline Phosphatase Was?
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found in the blood that can signal that prostate cancer has spread to the bones. The test for alkaline phosphatase is a common and important aspect of the monitoring of prostate cancer. Has anyone ever explained to you what alkaline phosphatase is?

What Tests Were Used to Diagnose Your Prostate Cancer?
There are many prostate cancer tests available today. What types of prostate cancer tests are there and what should you know about the various prostate cancer tests? What tests were used to diagnose your prostate cancer?

What Was Your Prostate Ultrasound Experience?
Prostate ultrasound imaging is commonly used to evaluate the prostate when cancer is suspected. What was your prostate ultrasound experience? Share your experience with other men who may be about to have a prostate ultrasound.

What Was Your Experience With the Bone Scan?
The bone scan is an important test used to detect prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Many men who have prostate cancer will undergo this test at some point. What was your experience with the bone scan? Share your experience to help other men who may be about to have a bone scan.

What Is an Intravenous Pyelogram?
An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a test that can sometimes be useful for detecting an enlarged prostate. Learn more about IVP here.

What to Know About Prostate Cancer MRI
Recently, advances in technology have made the MRI one of the best tests for evaluating whether prostate cancer has extended beyond the organ itself. Learn more.

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