Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men. Whether or not a man should undergo screening for prostate cancer is an important decision.
At age 40, men who are at increased risk of prostate cancer should include:
- African American / Black men (Men of African Ancestry)
- Men with a family history of prostate cancer in a first degree relative (father, brother, or son) diagnosed before age 65.
A CT scan of the prostate reveals blood flow and anatomy of tissues in and around the prostate, allowing for the diagnosis and monitoring of tumor growth. A CT scan may be used to pinpoint the location of a tumor, evaluate the extent of cancer in the body and assess whether the disease is responding to treatment.