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Prostate Cancer Screenings
The goal of screening for prostate cancer is to find cancers that may be at high risk for spreading if not treated, and to find them early before they spread.
When prostate cancer is detected early, it can be treated more effectively. Inspira offers several options for prostate cancer screening.
Inspira’s Approach to Prostate Cancer Screening
The American Urologic Association recommends people ages 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. Don't put off talking about whether screening is right for you.
There are two primary ways to complete a prostate screening, which are often used in tandem:
- Prostate-Specific Antigen Test (PSA)
- Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend DRE as a screening test alone because of a lack of evidence on the benefits.
Whether or not to undergo these tests is a decision you should make with your primary care doctor or urologist. Together, review your risk factors (age, race, family and personal history) as well as the pros and cons of screening.
Current research shows a significant drop in prostate cancer deaths since the introduction of PSA and DRE screening.
Not every person needs to be screened; not every person who has an elevated PSA level needs a biopsy; not every person with prostate cancer needs treatment.
Prostate-Specific Antigen Test (PSA)
PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a substance produced by the prostate. The PSA test checks for elevated levels of PSA in the blood, which can be a sign of prostate cancer. It’s important to note that other conditions can cause elevated PSA levels.
Digital Rectal Exam
The digital rectal exam is a first-line physical examination for prostate cancer. Your provider will manually check for unusual growth or inflammation.
Why Choose Inspira for Prostate Cancer Screening
We combine cutting-edge medical technology with a human touch, allowing us to provide expert care. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained oncology physicians are well-versed in the latest cancer treatments and are equipped with advanced technologies that can increase your chances for a successful recovery. We also understand that navigating the ups and downs of life with cancer can be overwhelming, which is why we provide a built-in support system of social workers, counselors, coordinators, registered dieticians and behavioral health specialists so you and your family don’t have to walk the path to recovery alone.
Inspira’s oncology physicians take a multi-faceted approach to detecting, diagnosing and treating cancer by looking at your condition from a holistic perspective. Whether you’re just beginning treatment or are a cancer-free survivor, we take everything—genetics, lifestyle habits and other risk factors—into account when designing your care plan. By treating the whole person rather than just the disease itself, we’re able to offer a more targeted, personalized experience.
Inspira participates in clinical trials to explore new ways to prevent, detect or treat cancer. Clinical trials can also focus on other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with cancer. Participants help others and may also benefit from receiving the newest treatment along with additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Residents of South Jersey need not travel far to get the best in cancer care—with multiple facilities in the region, Inspira delivers a full breadth of cancer services close to where you live. When you’re not distracted by a long commute to your medical provider, you have more energy to focus on what’s important: healing and getting your life back.
Inspira Cancer Centers
Cancer care and services are offered at several of our convenient medical center locations.