Understanding Prostate Cancer

Posted on Jun 04, 2021

Prostate cancer is the third most prevalent cancer among Filipino men. What many men overlook is that prostate cancer’s early stages often do not manifest any of the common symptoms known such as blood in the urine, erectile dysfunction, and frequent urination at night. 

The good news about detecting prostate cancer is that a simple prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test can detect abnormalities in the PSA levels of a man. When a urologist sees abnormalities in the PSA levels, a patient will be subject to more targeted procedures such as biopsies and MRI procedures. 

Patients who are between 45 to 75 years old or those with a family history of cancers and prostate diseases are highly recommended to undertake PSA tests and consultations with a urologist to avoid any potential progression of prostate cancer. 

To schedule a consultation, please contact the Institute of Urology through the following numbers: 

Global City: 8-789 7700 loc. 7044
Quezon City: 8-723 0101 loc. 5425