While screening for prostate cancer may entail many benefits, all cancer screening tests have potential risks. These risks are outlined below, but should be considered along with consultation with your doctor. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about screening risks and benefits.
Prostate cancer screening risks include:
Your doctor will help you determine if you are at high risk for developing prostate cancer. Together, you will weigh the risks and benefits of screening so that you can make an informed decision about your health.