While a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, you will want to remember that prostate cancer is highly treatable—especially with early detection. In this video, Dr. M. Leon Seard II discusses early prostate cancer detection and the men who should consider these screenings.
African American men are at the highest risk for more aggressive, deadly prostate cancers, so they should not hesitate to ask their doctors about screening. Prostate cancer screening consists of two initial tests: Digital rectal exam and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. If these tests produce abnormal results, a prostate biopsy will be used to create an accurate diagnosis.
If you have never had a prostate cancer screening, or you want to explore your risk for prostate cancer in more detail, call Urology Associates P.C. at 888-656-0667 to schedule a consultation within our Nashville practice.