Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It begins when the cells in the prostate gland begin to grow out of control. In many cases, prostate cancer can be detected early with routine exams. When detected early, patients have nearly 100% survival rate.
It’s recommended that men begin screening between ages 40 and 50, depending on risk level.
Screening is performed with a digital rectal exam (DRE) to check for tumors. Your provider may perform a blood test to check for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). If the DRE and PSA are positive, your urologist may perform an ultrasound or recommend a prostate biopsy to confirm diagnosis.
If you’re at an increased risk of prostate cancer, you may need to begin screening at an earlier age. You’ll want to discuss your concerns and care plan with your doctor.
UT Health East Texas offers urology care across East Texas. To schedule an appointment, contact the locations below.
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center in Tyler, a department of UT Health Tyler - 903-262-3900
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center at North Campus Tyler - 903-877-7826
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center in Athens and Palestine - 903-675-9339
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center in Corsicana - 903-875-0430
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center in Jacksonville - 903-262-3900
- UT Health East Texas Urology Center in Kaufman - 972-962-2441