Prostate cancer strikes one man out of every nine today, but with early diagnosis, you can often treat the disease successfully. At Houston Family Medical Clinic in Houston, Adriana O’Neal, MS, FNP-C, an expert family nurse practitioner, performs discreet and professional prostate checks as part of male health exams. Book your male exam through the online appointment tool or by phone today.
Prostate cancer is often symptomless in its early stages, which is why it’s so important to have your male exams, including a prostate check, at the recommended intervals.
In the cases where prostate cancer sufferers do have symptoms, they may experience some or all of the following.
If you notice any of these signs, or if you’re due for a male exam, schedule your appointment at Houston Family Medical Center as soon as possible.
The American Cancer Association recommends that you should discuss prostate testing with your health care provider as follows.
During your male exams, your Houston Family Medical Clinic care provider will assess your risk factors and recommend current or future screenings where appropriate.
During your male exam, you'll discuss your medical history, your family history, and your current lifestyle with your care provider. This can help your care provider establish risk factors and potential problems.
A male exam usually consists of a general wellness checkup, which includes evaluation of all your vital signs, your heart function, your lung function, and your reflexes. Your provider may also check your eyes, ears, nose, throat, and other areas too.
A prostate check is often part of a male exam. You'll likely do a prostate-specific antigen blood test, which requires a simple blood draw. Your prostate check may also include a digital rectal exam.
If you don’t have any signs of prostate cancer, your care provider uses your prostate-specific antigen blood test results to determine whether you need future testing yearly or every two years.
Book your appointment at Houston Family Medical Clinic through the online tool or by phone today.