Urology Services

Prostate Cancer Testing

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a substance produced by the prostate gland.  With trauma, inflammation or prostate disease, there may be great amounts of PSA in a man's blood stream.  An elevated PSA level is an important marker of many prostate diseases included benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis and prostate cancer.

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)

During a DRE, your healthcare provider puts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum.  He or she will feel the prostate for abnormal thickness or shape.  The DRE is a useful tool to help providers diagnose prostate problems.

For more information, please visit the Urology Care Foundation.