Should you have regular tests for prostate cancer?
It is important to have regular health checkups, including a digital rectal exam. But experts disagree on whether regular PSA testing is right for all men. Testing could lead to cancer treatment that can cause other health problems, especially loss of bladder control and not being able to have an erection.
Talk with your doctor about the reasons for and against having a PSA test for prostate cancer. The decision to have a PSA test depends on your doctor’s opinion and your preferences.