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Catching prostate cancer in its earliest stages allows the highest chance for successful treatment. Talk to your doctor about when to begin cancer screenings.
We can often diagnose prostate cancer early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. Your doctor may also diagnose prostate cancer using a digital rectal exam (DRE).
The American Cancer Society recommends screening for prostate cancer starting at age 50; however, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of testing so you can decide if testing is the right choice for you. Learn more about cancer screening guidelines for men.
While you cannot eliminate your risk of developing prostate cancer, you can minimize some of your risk with certain lifestyle changes. These include: