Prostate Cancer and Screening Procedures for Early Detection

Date of Completion


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Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung cancer. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Currently there are two screening procedures used by physicians on men to gauge the general health of their prostate gland; one is usually performed beginning at age forty and the other is usually performed when a man turns fifty. My research is on the screening procedures and diagnosis of prostate cancer on men between the ages of 40-50.

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