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How many prostate exams do men need to have ? and do they have to have prostate exams as soon as they turn 40?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: DRE

Digital rectal exams and PSA screening are recommended every year after the age of 50.
If you have a strong family history of prostate cancer, most urologists suggest getting exams beginning in the early 40s annually

In brief: DRE

Digital rectal exams and PSA screening are recommended every year after the age of 50.
If you have a strong family history of prostate cancer, most urologists suggest getting exams beginning in the early 40s annually
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: JudgementCall Varies

Generally checking PSA by age 40 a good idea; like most disease, best detect before symptomatic.
Optimal PSA <1.0 ng/ml & size doubled at PSA 1.3, though normal considered up to 4.0. Consider 3 PSA biomarkers at http://www.myinnovativelab.com/prostate.html. Problem: PSA total does not distinguish between enlargement, infection & cancer. Fingerwave exam low value. Prostate US more helpful.

In brief: JudgementCall Varies

Generally checking PSA by age 40 a good idea; like most disease, best detect before symptomatic.
Optimal PSA <1.0 ng/ml & size doubled at PSA 1.3, though normal considered up to 4.0. Consider 3 PSA biomarkers at http://www.myinnovativelab.com/prostate.html. Problem: PSA total does not distinguish between enlargement, infection & cancer. Fingerwave exam low value. Prostate US more helpful.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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