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Prostate Cancer: Understanding Screening and Diagnosis

Adnan Dervishi, MD

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Jan 14, 2023

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting 1 in 9 men in their lifetime.


The only way to definitively diagnose prostate cancer is through a prostate biopsy.


Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is a valuable tool in guiding prostate biopsies. It helps identify areas of suspicious tissue that may require further examination.


Factors that place a patient at high risk for harboring clinically significant prostate cancer include:

Age: Prostate cancer is more common in men over 50

Family history: Men with a family history of prostate cancer are more likely to develop the disease

Ethnicity: African American men have a higher risk of prostate cancer

Obesity

High-fat diet


Regular screening for prostate cancer is important for early detection and successful treatment.


If you are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty urinating or pain in the pelvic area, or if you fall into a high-risk category, it is important to schedule an appointment with a urologist.


Don't wait, schedule your appointment today and take control of your prostate health.


Early detection is key to successful treatment. It is important to remember that not all prostate cancers are aggressive and may not require immediate treatment. Your doctor will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual case.

Adnan Dervishi, MD

1 min read

Jan 14, 2023

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