Welcome to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer’s Ask The Doctor. Funding and support provided by Pﬁzer Oncology. Today’s question is about appropriate screenings for high risk men.
Do you know your risk for prostate cancer? Men should know their risk and when to have a discussion with a healthcare provider about prostate cancer screenings.
High risk men include African American men who have a 70 percent higher incidence rate and a 2 to 3 times higher mortality rate for prostate cancer than white men. African American men should begin having a discussion with their Healthcare provider about appropriate prostate cancer screenings starting at the age of 40.
Other high risk men who should begin the discussion at the age of 40 include men with a strong family history of prostate cancer - for example a brother, a father or a son or a relative with colorectal, breast, uterine cancer or male breast cancer.
Other high risks include veterans who have had exposure during their tour of duty to potential carcinogens.
Remember that PSA is a simple blood test that measures the health of your prostate gland. Learn more about prostate cancer at zerocancer.org.
Funding and support for Ask the Doctor is provided by Pﬁzer Oncology.