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As a 54 year old male I've never had a prostate exam, is it sufficient to just have a PSA test, or is it advisable to have a physical exam? (My father had prostate cancer.) Also, is it advisable to have a colonoscopy? What are my next steps? Thanks?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Both

You should see a doctor for an evaluation, including a prostate examination and a discussion about getting PSA.
A screening colonoscopy is advisable. At a minimum you should have your stool tested for occult blood.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

In brief: Both

You should see a doctor for an evaluation, including a prostate examination and a discussion about getting PSA.
A screening colonoscopy is advisable. At a minimum you should have your stool tested for occult blood.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
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