Prostate Cancer Screening


Screening Test

Two main tests for prostate cancer screening

  1. Digital rectal exam (DRE): The doctor or nurse inserts a gloved lubricated finger into the rectum and feels the prostate to check for anything abnormal.
  1. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Blood test to check the PSA level in the blood.

Screening interval

PSA can be done once every 2 years between the age of 45 and 70.
Men at increased risk of prostate cancer should consult family doctor about screening need.

Department of Health (2017). Prostate cancer prevention and screening. Retrieved at:

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/5_prostate_cancer_prevention_and_screening_eng.pdf