Estimating prostate size

 

Ping-pong ball

33cc

Walnut

20cc

Golf ball

40cc

Clemintine

65cc

Tennis ball

130cc

Significant risk factors for ‘progression’

  1. large prostates on DRE (estimated >30g)

  2. a PSA >1.4ng per ml (a surrogate marker of prostate volume in the absence of prostate cancer)

  3. severe symptoms

  4. in older men