Prostate Cancer Screenings

Committed to Increasing Prostate Cancer Survival

In addition to an annual physical examination that includes blood, urine and possibly other laboratory tests, the American Urological Association and the American Cancer Society suggest consulting your physician about recommendations for the evaluation of the prostate gland.

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings at Saint Joseph's

The Prostate Cancer Center at Saint Joseph's is committed to screening as a method to continually increase prostate cancer survival. We follow the American Urological Association (AUA) Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screening which recommends a baseline prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA) along with a digital rectal exam (DRE) beginning at age 40. Following the initial screening, annual screenings should be done to track changes in the PSA level (and the prostate itself) which can be an indication of a problem. Please check our Web site often for information about free community screening events. All screenings for prostate cancer at Saint Joseph's are done by appointment only and are for men between the age of 40 and 75 who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Learn More about upcoming screening events here >> Upcoming Screenings

Prostate Cancer Screening consists of:

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test & digital rectal exam (DRE)


Men between 40-75 years of age who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Men who have not been screened for prostate cancer within the past 12 months.

By appointment only.


Information on this page is provided collaboratively by the team at the Prostate Cancer Center at Saint Joseph's. The PCC follows National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Last Updated: July 31, 2012 (RSH)