Taking Charge of Your Health

All men are at risk
for prostate cancer. Your risk increases with age. Men that are of
African American race have a higher risk
of prostate cancer. Men that have first
degree relatives that have had prostate cancer,
also have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Primarily the risk
of prostate cancer is gaged on a screening test,
called the PSA or prostate specific antigen. Men should be tested
for prostate cancer using the PSA blood
test after a discussion with their primary
care physician. It’s not indicated in all men. Men that are
concerned or believe to be at risk of prostate cancer
should undergo the PSA blood test, and based on
their blood test they should have a
discussion with the urologist of their risk for
prostate cancer.

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