Expert Video - How is prostate cancer diagnosed? What is a DRE? What is a PSA?

Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health and founder of the National Black Men's Health Network, describes how doctors diagnose prostate cancer and the tests needed to find out. He explains the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, which checks the level of a protein that only the prostate makes, and the digital rectal exam (DRE), where the doctor will gently examine the prostate for abnormalities. He also talks about urine tests and MRI imaging tests.

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Ferring, Janssen Biotech, Pfizer, and Sanofi Genzyme.

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