Know Your Numbers
The Prostate Conditions Education Council encourages men to Choose to Know and Know to Choose their PSA blood test value at their next health screening, just as they would their cholesterol or blood pressure.
Men should know that there are many choices and variables in determining if they need a prostate biopsy following a screening exam and that there are many treatment options, including surveillance of the disease, if prostate cancer is found.
- Be informed of the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening, biopsies and treatment options.
- The decision for prostate cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment should be discussed with a healthcare professional and should take into account risk factors and personal preferences.
- A prostate cancer screening involves a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE).
Know Your Numbers Card
PCEC supplies all PCAW screening sites with a Know Your Numbers Tracker Card. This wallet size card allows men to track multiple test results over an extended period of time to quickly and easily see if your health has changed.