Prostate Cancer Screening

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Prostate cancer screening can help identify cancer early on, when treatment is most effective. To schedule your appointment, please call KSB’s Central Scheduling Department at 815-284-5700 between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

What is a Prostate Cancer Screening?

A prostate cancer screening is a two-part screening performed by a urologist. The two part exam involved a blood test called a Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) and a rectal exam.

PSA is a substance made mostly by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer.

The rectal exam is important as it checks for any nodular or hard areas in the prostate.

Who Should Have  Prostate Cancer Screening?

Doctors often recommend Prostate Cancer Screenings for males over the age of 50, especially for those with a family history of prostate cancer.

What Happens after my Screening?

After your screening, the urologist will examine your results and will consult with your primary care physician if a follow-up appointment is needed.  

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