Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men. Early detection is crucial for treatment success. Prostate exams screen for abnormalities that may indicate cancer. The cause of Prostate cancer is not yet known. If you’re unsure about whether or not you need to get a Prostate exam, please talk to your doctor who’ll be able to advise you about the possible risks and benefits. When it comes to your health, it is important to have all the facts and information to make an informed decision.
It is recommended that you get a prostate exam every two years once you reach 40. Of course, this is just a guideline. Based on your and your family’s medical history, your doctor will be able to tell you:
Yes, your GP can perform the prostate exam for you. In some cases, your GP may refer you to a specialist instead.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, please see your doctor immediately.
As men age, the prostate can become enlarged and lead to some of the above problems. If you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms, please do not panic. Go see your doctor to get your Prostate checked to rule out cancer.
At Tuross Head Medical Centre, we offer a range of services for Men’s Health, Prostate Exam being one of them. To book an appointment with us, please call 02 4413 2666