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What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

40: The american cancer society recommends: 50 years for men at average risk. 45 years for men at higher risk (african american men, men with father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years). 40 years for men at highest risk (multiple fam members diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 65). But i recommend every man start at age 40. The most aggressive cancers start younger. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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At annual exam do you usually get your prostate checked?

At annual exam do you usually get your prostate checked?

Age related: If you are over 50, checking the prostate should be a routine part of a physical examination. It is slightly uncomfortable, a bit embarrasing, but useful so done worry about it. You of course will be checked if you have symptoms related to urinary flow. ...Read more

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What age to get a prostate exam?

What age to get a prostate exam?

Here are some...: For high-risk men, i. e., having family Hx of prostate cancer, blacks, & Agent Orange exposure, start prostate exam at 45-50; for average risk men, start prostate exam at age 50-55. Over the past 5-10 years, significant shift in age recommendation for prostate exam has taken place resulting from more professional scrutiny. To http://www.formefirst.com/NewAUAPSA.html for more detail. ...Read more

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At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

Consider at 50: Current evidence suggests that men who are age 50 should discuss screening with their doctor to determine if they are a good candidate for screening. Black men and those men with a family history of prostate cancer ( under age 65) should consider screening at a younger age. ...Read more

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Prostate hurts after ejaculation? Has been hurting for 2 days. Why? Should get checked? Or normal? Lifestyle change?

Prostate hurts after ejaculation? Has been hurting for 2 days. Why? Should get checked? Or normal? Lifestyle change?

Should get checked: It is not normal. First, by seeing a doctor you could confirm that where you are experiencing the pain does suggest that the prostate is the likely problem. Ejaculation shouldn't cause prostatitis, but if the pain IS coming from your prostate, then inflammation or infection are probable causes. Your doctor can culture prostate secretions leading to an effective antibiotic treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How big does a prostate tumor need to be before I absolutely have to get it checked out?

How big does a prostate tumor need to be before I absolutely have to get it checked out?

Check it now: If you have a prostate tumor of any size, i would recommend having it checked out. If it is a cancer, the sooner you know it the better. ...Read more

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Hello how likley are you to get prostate or testicular cancer age 41 thanks?

Hello how likley are you to get prostate or testicular cancer age 41 thanks?

Anything's possible: Prostate cancer is usually a disease of older men, and testicular cancer a disease of younger men. Neither is common in men in their 40s. ...Read more