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Prostate cancer is found in the male sex gland called the prostate. After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men. Unfortunately, most men do not experience prostate cancer symptoms, which can make it hard to detect without a proactive cancer screening.
Early detection of prostate cancer is one of the most important ways to ensure better long-term outcomes. At Parkview Cancer Institute, we’re committed to educating our communities about the importance of prostate cancer screenings.
If cancer is suspected, a biopsy may be performed to remove tissue, blood and/or fluid from the prostate to test for the presence of cancer cells. If this biopsy is positive for cancer, our oncology team would schedule diagnostic tests to determine the stage of the cancer. These tests may include ultrasounds, MRI, PET-CT scans or bone scans.