Nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, prostate cancer can be found during a regular checkup using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam. Even better news, the number of Delaware men being screened early and diagnosed at the most treatable stage is going up.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all men 50 and older talk with their doctors to make an informed decision about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. If you are at higher risk, have that discussion earlier:
- By age 40 if you have more than one first-degree relative (father, brother or son) who had prostate cancer before age 65.
- By age 45 if you have one first-degree relative (father, brother or son) who had prostate cancer before age 65.
To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit the American Cancer Society.
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Screening for Life and Health Care Connection
Don’t let lack of insurance or copays keep you from getting screened! Screening for Life and the Health Care Connection Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor if you meet age, income and insurance guidelines. This program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Care Connection simplifies the eligibility screening process to help uninsured Delawareans access primary care and medical specialists, disease prevention services — such as cancer screenings — and helps ensure access to prescription programs, laboratory and radiology services.
To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit Screening For Life or the Health Care Connection & Voluntary Initiative Program.
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