Most screenings for genitourinary cancers begin with a complete medical history and physical exam by your doctor. If your doctor suspects a problem, or if there is a high risk that you will develop cancer, he or she may order additional tests (see “Diagnosis”).

Men: For prostate exams, please see your urologist. If you need a urologist or another expert physician affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital, please call us toll free, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.

Early prostate cancer may only be found with regular prostate examinations by your physician. In addition, The American Cancer Society recommends annual screenings for prostate cancer, beginning at age 50. Men at high risk, such as those with a strong family history of one or more first-degree relatives diagnosed at an early age, should begin testing at age 40.

The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital offers prostate cancer screening, including PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing. For more information, please contact us.