Prostate cancer screening is typically recommended for men who are 55 years of age and older, as well as younger men who have one or more known risk factors. Physicians often offer prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings in addition to traditional digital rectal exams. Whether used together or separately, these tests can help detect abnormal changes early in their development.
If you’re concerned about your prostate cancer risk, or if you already had a PSA elevation or abnormal DRE or both, please contact our oncologists to discuss next steps. Because every man’s needs are different, our team can help each patient determine the prostate cancer screening methods (and frequency) that are most appropriate for his situation.
Abnormal screening results do not always mean that cancer is present. At Moffitt, we are committed to providing each patient with the careful evaluation necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Should a patient’s screening results indicate an elevated PSA level or the presence of a palpable growth in the prostate gland, we can provide a comprehensive range of follow-up tests, including:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Transrectal ultrasounds
- Cystoscopies and bladder scope testing
- Prostate biopsies
Because these tests are provided by a team of oncologists who specialize in prostate cancer (and the results are interpreted by similarly specialized radiologists and pathologists), we are able to promptly provide our patients with the information they need and deserve.
Referrals are never necessary for prostate cancer care at Moffitt. To request an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from Tampa, FL, all other nearby areas.