Prostate Screening

Date Published: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

In this episode, urologist Jason Du discuses prostate screening. PSA - to screen or not to screen.



00:01 intro
01:06 case study
01:34 first consult with Mr B.
03:15 rectal examination?
03:59 patient resources
05:05 next steps after testing
06:47 oner year on PSA is increased
07:46 rate of rise is important
08:17 development of mild symptoms
09:54 abnormal rectal examination
11:09 what happens when we refer?
14:12 options for treatment
19:42 PSA testing, how often for low-risk patient?
21:46 high risk prostate cancer diagnosis - what next?
24:06 Surgical options
28:50 robotic surgery - finding the right surgeon
32:01 follow up plans and testing
35:26 take-home messages


Take-home messages

  • PSA screening does reduce prostate cancer mortality.
  • Having the discussion even as a single test allows for risk stratification for your patient.
  • There has been a frame shift in how we approach men with elevated PSA. Multi-parametric MRI rather than straight to prostate biopsy, with the aim of improving detection and reducing harm.
  • Management has changed with a focus on reducing harm. Active surveillance for low-risk patients.
  • Treatment for intermediate and high-risk patients in now very successful.



Jason Du
Urologist & Urology Surgeon

Jason is a New Zealand trained urologist and urologic surgeon with a special interest in urologic oncology. Jason also has extensive experience in managing kidney stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia (the enlarged prostate) and provides a full range of general urological services.

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