Cancer Screening for Testis and Prostate
Get Screened for Prostate and Testicular Cancer
It is crucial to take our health seriously, whether by being proactive about visiting the doctor, by doing relevant self-exams, or simply by learning about the health issues that directly affect us. For the men out there, there are two types of cancers, prostate and testicular
cancers, which can directly affect us among other cancers. Yet, many might not know much about them.
If prostate and testicular cancers are detected early, they are highly curable. That’s why routine screenings for these diseases are considered an important part of the preventive health plan. Screening is looking for cancer but before experiencing any symptoms helping to
find it at an early stage. The value of a screening test does not depend on its ability to detect a disease only, but on its ability to improve a person’s outcome considering both the duration and quality of life.
Several tools can be used to diagnose genitourinary cancers, including a physical exam, a digital rectal exam, blood tests, imaging, and biopsies. Before suggesting any tests, doctors will take into account your symptoms, results of the physical exam, and other medical conditions or family history.
Screening for Prostate Cancer
The older you get, the more likely to get prostate cancer. Age is considered one of the primary risk factors for prostate cancer. There are no known causes of prostate cancer and no single, simple test to detect it. It is believed that both digital rectal examination (DRE) and
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests are essential screenings for early detection of prostate cancer. Most cases are diagnosed through annual screening which is recommended for all men with age over 50.
The family history of Prostate cancer and the Ethnic group can be a factor to screen the prostate cancer earlier, from the age of 40.
When should you begin to get screened for prostate cancer? Your doctor will consider multiple factors before suggesting the time to start screening, but the first choice will likely be a PSA test which is the best available tool for prostate cancer screening. This PSA test measures how much of prostate-specific antigen is present in the blood.
If your PSA score is in the abnormal range, you may be recommended to repeat the PSA test.
If the levels are still high, you might be recommended one of the newer prostate cancer screening tests available today. These tests can help better assess the risk for prostate cancer and determine whether a biopsy is necessary.
Screening for Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is a common cancer that affects younger men. Yet, many are unfamiliar with the disease and how easily to detect it. There are no clear causes of this cancer, but men who have had an undescended testicle are at higher risk. The best screening is a clinical examination with a possible Testicular ultrasound to detect even a smaller early tumor. Also in some scenarios can be felt by self exam or buy chance.
Urology Clinic in Dubai!
If you are looking for prostate and testicular cancer screening, visit Dr Anis Haddad clinic in Dubai London Clinic on Jumeirah road , one of the best urology clinic in Dubai. Our specialist Dr. Anis’s goal is to provide you with the information, treatment, and care you deserve.