Prostate Cancer: What Men Need to Know

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About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Most men have no symptoms of the disease early on and don't realize there is a problem. That's where screening comes in, explains radiologist Jeffery Weinreb, MD, in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging. 

Prostate cancer screening is the only way to diagnose prostate cancer. It involves having a blood test and a digital rectal exam, followed by a prostate biopsy, if needed. In this video, Dr. Weinreb explains how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now being used to help doctors find small prostate cancers that were previously hard to detect.  

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