More About Prostate Cancer Screenings

Have You Heard the Latest About Prostate Cancer?

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The news about prostate cancer prevention, screening and treatment can be confusing. We make it our mission to keep current with research and technology so we can help you make the best decisions for your life.

Know your risk

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. African American men are far more likely to die from prostate cancer than are men of other racial and ethnic groups. Men who smoke or have a family history of prostate cancer also are at increased risk.

To screen or not to screen - Baseline screening

Prostate cancer can be treated most effectively when caught early. The American Urologic Association recommends men age 55 to 69 talk with a doctor about prostate cancer screening. Men who are African-American, smokers or have a family history should start the discussion sooner. A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and physical exam may be recommended to help doctors interpret future PSA scores.

Screening after treatment

After successful treatment, the doctor will recommend a schedule for future screenings because prostate cancer can recur.  New treatments for recurring cancer are continually being developed. Urologic Consultants participates in clinical trials for new and recurring cancer treatment.

Prostate cancer treatment and side effects

There are many treatment options. Men with cancer that does not appear aggressive, have the option of no treatment with regular monitoring.  For patients who receive treatment, our doctors have experience with all the latest techniques such as robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Newer treatments often result in fewer side effects like incontinence or erectile dysfunction. 

Men who do experience side effects may find solutions through our regional referral center for reconstructive surgery. Treatment options for side effects have also increased in recent years.

How to get screened

If you meet any of these criteria, talk to your primary care doctor or urologist about prostate cancer screening.

  • Age 55 to 69
  • African American
  • Have a family history of prostate cancer
  • Have a personal history of prostate cancer

To make an appointment to talk to our doctors about prostate cancer or other urologic concerns:

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Bala Cynwyd

East Norriton 

Einstein Center One

Hahnemann University Hospital

Jeanes Hospital