Who Should Get Screened for Prostate Cancer
Only men who are at a high risk of dying from prostate cancer should undergo screening for prostate cancer. These men include:
- Men who have a father or brother with prostate cancer
- Men with a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk of prostate cancer
Men who are at low risk of dying from prostate cancer should avoid screenings. Research shows that PSA tests pick up even small or slow-growing prostate cancers that might not need any treatment. Because treatment has so many side effects, such as impotence and incontinence, it’s best to avoid unnecessary treatment.
The PSA test was created at Roswell Park in the 1970s, and they continue to lead in prostate cancer screening and treatment. Through our partnership, you have access to their expert advice on your best options for both screening and treatment.