Read about the tests and checks used to see if you have prostate cancer or another prostate problem. They include the PSA test, digital rectal examination (DRE), prostate biopsy and scans. We also explain what your results might mean.
Introduction to prostate tests
Why you might have tests, and what to expect at your GP surgery and at the hospital.Learn more
The PSA test
Learn how the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test can help to diagnose prostate problems, the pros and cons of the test, what the results mean, and what might happen afterwards.Learn more
Learn how MRI scans can help to diagnose prostate cancer, the advantages and disadvantages of the scan, and what the results mean.Learn more
Scans to see if your cancer has spread
MRI, CT, bone and PET scans can show whether the cancer has spread outside the prostate and where it has spread to. You might hear this called your TNM stage.Learn more