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Talk With Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer Screening

A conversation that could save your life.

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Age 50 for men who are at average risk of prostate cancer and are expected to live at least 10 more years.

Age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes African Americans and men who have a first degree relative (father, brother or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than age 65).

Age 40 for men at even higher risk (those with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at at an early age).

And if no prostate cancer has been found as a result of a screening, the time between future screenings should be every 2 years with a PSA less than 2.5 and every year with a PSA of 2.5 or higher.

If you don't have a doctor or would like more information, call: 985.493.4008.

Recommendations according to the American Cancer Society.