• Prostate Cancer Screening and Detection

    Urologist John Libertino, MD, collaborates with Ian Summerhayes, PhD, executive director of research, in researching better means of prostate cancer screening. Lahey Clinic recommends annual prostate screening in men aged 50 and over as an important component of men’s health. Men at high risk, including African Americans and those with a primary relative diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early stage, are recommended to have annual screenings beginning at age 45.

    Physicians in the Prostate Center utilize prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal examinations (DRI) to screen for prostate cancer. Transrectal ultrasound is used to obtain a biopsy and confirm presence of malignant cells.

    Treating prostate cancer requires a truly individualized approach. Older men with slow-growing tumors may choose not to be treated, as it may be many years before the cancer becomes life-threatening. Men under the age of 70 and those with aggressive tumors are given a wide range of treatment options to consider.
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  • 2009 Prostate Cancer Report

    Learn more about the patient-centered, high-quality approach to prostate cancer care provided to patients diagnosed and treated at Lahey Clinic.