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In addition to regular physical examinations that include blood, urine, and possibly other laboratory tests, many groups such as the American Cancer Society suggest talking with your doctor to learn more about the pros and cons of screening for prostate cancer to help you decide if it is right for you. The tests used for screening include:
If the DRE or PSA is unusual, your physician may repeat the tests or request an ultrasound and other procedures. These evaluation tools may include:
The diagnosis of cancer is confirmed only by a biopsy.