Men’s Health Care
Men Over the Age of 40
If you have the following symptoms, you may have BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).
BPH is an age-associated enlargement of the prostate gland which can cause difficulties with urination.
Increased frequency of urination
Urge to urinate
Weak urinary stream
Straining to urinate
Urinating at night
Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected Early?
YES! The key to saving lives is early detection. A digital rectal examination is the first procedure utilized in detecting prostate cancer. Every man over 40 should have a rectal examination as part of his regular annual physical checkup.
If a nodule is detected, or if high suspicion remains, then a prostatic ultrasound should be performed. This test may reveal cancers too small to be detected by physical examination.
During the prostatic ultrasound, a needle biopsy is performed to determine if cancer is present. A new blood test called a PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) may detect cancer that is forming in a male with a nonpalpable nodule.