It’s time to talk to your doctor about prostate cancer, the second most common type of cancer in American men.
About one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, the survival rate for the disease is high. Early detection is critical, however, because prostate cancer
has few if any symptoms.
According to the American Cancer Society, a discussion with your doctor about having a prostate cancer screening should take place at:
- Age 40 if you have the highest risk of prostate cancer—two or more first degree relatives (father, brother, son) who has been diagnosed with the disease.
- Age 45 if you have a high risk of prostate cancer because you are African-American or have a father, brother or son who has been diagnosed with the disease at an early age (younger than 65).
- Age 50 if you are one of the almost 50 million American men with an average risk for prostate cancer.
Source: American Cancer Society