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Prostate cancer screening can save your life

Monday, April 1, 2024


According to the American Cancer Society: 

  • About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. 

  • Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in older men, with the average age of 67 when first diagnosed. 

  • Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer.  

  • About 1 in 43 men will die of prostate cancer. 


Early detection matters: 

  • 99% – 5-year survival rate if cancer is detected early before it spreads or only spreads to nearby structures or lymph nodes. 

  • 32% – 5-year survival rate if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body such as the lungs, liver or bones. 


Your screening options: 

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test 

  • Digital rectal exam (DRE) 

  • No single screening is absolute. A diagnosis is usually dependent on several factors, and other tests like a prostate biopsy or an MRI may be needed. 

Discuss your options with your Primary Care Physician. You may also be referred to a Urologist for testing, diagnosis and a plan of treatment if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

For more information, visit genesishcs.org/screenings