Diagnosis and Testing
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men in the United States. Especially if they’re older, but it can affect anyone at any age.
It isn’t clear what causes prostate cancer, but we do know how it happens. Cells in your prostate mutate and aggressively multiply. This causes a tumor to form either on or inside of the prostate.
Doctors and specialists use a series of tests and screenings if you’re showing symptoms of prostate cancer. Starting with blood and urine screening and ending with a biopsy, these tests have been proven time and again to be accurate. Most cases can be diagnosed through a urine and blood screening, but if the doctor remains suspicious you may be required to have a CT, MRI scan and/or a prostate biopsy.