Cancer Screening for Men


Recommended Cancer Screening



Colorectal cancer and polyps

Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years
(colonoscopy should be performed if results are positive)
Colonoscopy every 10 years OR
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years OR
CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years

Prostate cancer

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, with
or without rectal exam. Talk to your doctor
about the pros and cons of this exam.


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