Nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Nearly two out of three of these men will be age 65 or older.
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.
Early detection is easy and vital to treating prostate cancer. In Delaware, the number of men being screened early and diagnosed at the most treatable stages is going up, and that’s good news.
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. Also, African-American men should visit with their doctor about prostate cancer screening at age 45.
If you are at higher risk, have that discussion earlier:
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