Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is unique because it is usually so slow-growing that it often causes minimal or no problems. Even if the cancer is advanced enough to have spread throughout the body it is not uncommon for men to live many more relatively normal years with management. Screening for prostate cancer is difficult because PSA, an antigen measured during blood tests that is elevated during prostate cancer, may also become elevated from a variety of other causes. Digital rectal exams (DRE) are another screening method used to detect prostate cancer.