Prostate Cancer Screening Program

Stony Brook Urology's Prostate Cancer Program offers free screenings throughout the year at various locations across Suffolk County. 

Stony Brook Medicine's Department of Urology has a long-standing commitment to providing free prostate cancer screenings for at-risk individuals. The Prostate Cancer Program team has been recognized for their efforts by New York State Senators John Flanagan, Kenneth Lavalle, and the New York State Assembly.


Our Next Free Prostate Cancer Screenings will be:

Thursday, February 15, 2024
5 - 6:30 pm
Stony Brook Urology - Riverhead
74 Commerce Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901


Please contact Elizabeth Schriener to schedule an appointment at 631-216-9181.
CLICK HERE to access our screening form to print, complete, and bring with you to the screening.
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The Importance of Early Detection 

Early detection offers the best chance for long-term survival, which is why the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test combined with a brief exam (DRE or Digital Rectal Exam) has become a standard in early detection. An abnormality does not necessarily mean cancer but can alert healthcare providers that additional tests, such as a prostate biopsy, may need to be considered. A prostate biopsy showing cancer cells is the only way to definitively diagnose prostate cancer.

It is important to weigh the risks and benefits of being screened before making an individual decision. You should have a conversation with your primary doctor or healthcare provider who can assist you with this decision.

Stony Brook Medicine’s Department of Urology and Stony Brook Cancer Center, in accordance with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, recommend screenings for men 45-75 years of age who are at average risk, and age 40 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. Participants must meet our guidelines in order to be eligible. 

Follow-Up Care

Not all prostate cancers are alike, and sometimes the best approach is simply to keep a watchful eye on the disease. Ultimately, patients who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have access to our multidisciplinary team of experts from UrologyRadiation OncologyMedical Oncology to gain information about appropriate treatments.

Men who are found to have an abnormality (PSA, DRE, or both) are encouraged to follow up with one of our prostate experts in the Department of Urology to discuss specific options.

Men who do not have prostate cancer are also encouraged to consult with one of our Urology experts for the management of benign prostate hyperplasia and/or urinary symptoms.


Our Team

Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Medical Director of Prostate Cancer Program

Shannen Harbourne, RN, BSN, MS, OCN
Cancer Program Nurse Navigator
631-216-8299

Elizabeth Schriener
Senior Administrative Assistant
631-216-9181

Last Updated
02/01/2023