How early prostate cancer is diagnosed

Tests and scans

Find out about the tests for diagnosing prostate cancer, including the digital rectal examination (DRE) and PSA blood test.

  • Prostate cancer

    Diagnosing early prostate cancer

    Different tests can be used to help diagnose prostate cancer. You may not need to have all of them.

  • Prostate cancer

    Further tests after diagnosis

    You may have further tests to find out more about the size of the cancer and if it as spread outside the prostate.