Screening for prostate cancer.

  title={Screening for prostate cancer.},
  author={Angela Elizabeth Raffle},
  journal={British journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={484, 486}
In an attempt to detect prostate cancer when the tumor is still confined to the prostate, a screening program was established. We studied the efficacy of digital rectal examination (DRE) and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the early detection of prostate cancer. One thousand men aged 50-75 years underwent DRE and serum PSA determination. Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies were obtained in each case of a suspicious DRE. Six systematic biopsies were performed if the PSA level was… CONTINUE READING