Diagnosis

It is advisable that all men begin carrying out prostate check ups annually from about 40 years of age, carrying out at least the Digital Rectal Exploration of the prostate (DRE), The PSA test ( Prostate Specific Antigen) and the Trans-Rectal Prostate Ecography required by the urologist generally every 2-3 years. Infact, increasingly often, prostate cancers are diagnosed while PSA levels are still normal, in this way anticipating the diagnosis quite considerably.

Prevention with DRE or PSA carried out annually has an even greater significance for patients over 40 years of age who have a family history of prostate cancer (a father, brother/s)