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A 25-year-old male asked:

My father had prostate cancer 5 years ago when he was 52 (now free). i'm a 25 year old male. when should i get screenings for all types of cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Once >40-45 years: Cancer screening guidelines are easily available to all doctors. So go see your doctor and seek his/ guidance. I would say you should begin at 45 years of age by getting a psa test done first and then look into other screenings subsequently as you get closer to 50 years of age.Her.
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Screening Prostate : A good source for recommendations regarding screening is the american cancer society, cancer.Org. Guidelines for prostate cancer screening are controversial. The acs recommends that men at high risk, aa with 1st degree relatives diagnosed earlier than 65, should start discussing pros and cons of screening (psa and digital rectal exam) with their doctors starting at age 40.
Last updated Jan 28, 2014

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