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The first simple test of your prostate health is the digital rectal exam (DRE). Since the prostate is an internal organ, it cannot be viewed directly. But its location in front of the rectum makes it easy to feel by inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to screen for prostate cancer.

When should men have a DRE?

For men who are at average risk for prostate cancer, doctors typically begin discussions about screening when you reach age 50. Some doctors recommend that men at higher risk for prostate cancer – African-American men or men with a family history of prostate cancer – begin screening earlier.

What is a PSA test?

Another primary screening test is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. PSA is a substance produced by the prostate gland. High PSA levels may indicate prostate cancer, a noncancerous condition called prostatitis, or an enlarged prostate, which is common in older men.

Men typically have PSA levels below four (4). Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often have PSA levels higher than four, but cancer is possible at lower PSA levels, too. Statistics show that men who have a normal DRE and PSA less than four have a 15% chance of getting prostate cancer. A PSA between four and 10 have a 25% chance and PSA higher than 10 increases the risk as high as 67%.

Call us today to start your journey to better health! Call 732-826-0059 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Linden and nearby locations.

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