If you are 45 or older, insist that your health care provider prescribe a
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.
With prostate cancer, early detection is essential.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines recommend that at age 40, high-risk men begin annual PSA and prostate exams. All other men at age 40 should be offered a baseline PSA and prostate exams and, if their PSA is 1.0 ng/mL or greater, they should receive annual follow-ups. If their PSA is less than 1.0, the Guidelines recommend that these men be early detected again at age 45. To review the Guidelines, create an account and view page 12 of 166.
In addition, leading health care centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recommend that to establish a baseline PSA, men begin PSA testing at age 45. Click here to view screening recommendations.
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