Medical Services

Preventative Care

All men 50 years and older should be screened annually with a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA).  However, those men with a family history of prostate cancer and African American males should begin screenings at age 40. 

The purpose of regular annual screenings is to identify those patients with prostate cancer in its earliest stages when it is most curable.  Although most primary care physicians can perform a digital rectal exam and PSA screening, when prostate cancer is suspected, patients should seek the professional expertise of a urologist.