Referral of Suspected Prostate Cancer by Family Physicians and Other Primary Care Providers

This clinical guideline examines the management of adult male patients presenting in primary care settings with signs or symptoms of prostate cancer. Management of patients presenting with unexplained symptoms of metastatic cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), or incidental PSA (defined as results not ordered by the attending family physician/primary care provider), are discussed. Assessment techniques include digital rectal examination (DRE), PSA tests, and prostate cancer nomograms.