Screenings for prostate cancer are recommended for men over 50 years of age. A comprehensive medical prostate exam, together with a complete patient medical history, are integral parts of this screening.
Diagnostic testing through a simple blood test, called the Prostate-Specific Antigen test (PSA), identifies patients that are at risk for prostate cancer. The Y Factor provides the specialized diagnostic testing necessary to determine the cause of an elevated PSA level such as a prostate biopsy.
A prostate biopsy is performed as a 15 minute in-office procedure at the Memorial Y Factor location under local anesthesia. The Urologists at The Y Factor will recommend the appropriate treatment plan for all patients that have positive biopsies. Patients with no cancer detected are closely monitored using a variety of supplemental specialized diagnostic laboratory testing and a schedule of follow-up care.