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When to get Prostate Cancer Testing?

Post: #1
02-19-2012, 06:40 AM
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When to get Prostate Cancer Testing?


I read the Prevention thread, and I noticed it said men over 45 are at the highest risk, however, they begin to check at 18. As a 19 year old, do I need to worry about getting my prostate checked? And if so, how often? Thanks,
Nick



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Post: #2
02-20-2012, 03:02 AM
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RE: When to get Prostate Cancer Testing?


Well beyond the 45 mark, it's recommended across the board that you should be getting it done annually. Many doctors say you should have just one done at your yearly physical regardless, but not every male even bothers to have a yearly physical. It's extremely rare for someone your age to end up with prostate cancer, but if you're going to be at the doctor anyway, you might as well get one every few years regardless, just in case.



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