Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Prostate Cancer-Pretreatment Detection, Surveillance, and Staging
Department of Radiology
Male Urogenital Diseases | Neoplasms | Radiology | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics
Regular screening is recommended for men beginning about age 55. The first sign of cancer comes from either a blood test for a protein specific to prostate cancer (PSA) or by a digital examination of the prostate through the rectum to assess enlargement or firmness. Neither of these is perfectly accurate. Suspicion of cancer warrants additional testing.
DOI of Published Version
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jan;16(1):e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.08.005. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Andrews DB, Lalani T. (2019). Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Prostate Cancer-Pretreatment Detection, Surveillance, and Staging. Radiology Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.08.005. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/445