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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.