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Q: Should all men be screened for prostate cancer, and is PSA screening enough?

Men's health is something that we've struggled with nationally, as many men avoid seeing the doctor unless there is a traumatic or life-threatening issue. We need to encourage men to approach their health and wellness as they do their vehicles. Maintenance checks can prevent catastrophic issues from developing. Prostate cancer screening involves a rectal exam and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test. Although controversial, serum PSA checks can detect prostate cancer at a treatable stage and is still recommended.

Derrick J. Beech, MD

Surgical oncology, General surgery

Derrick J. Beech, MD
Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic
85 Maui Lani Parkway
Wailuku, HI 96793