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.