Healthy Living: Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, right after skin cancer.
While genetic testing and counseling may be offered for women with family histories of breast and ovarian cancers, doctors have had little guidance on genetic screening for inherited prostate cancer, but that could be changing.
Men at average risk of prostate cancer should have a discussion with their doctors about screening starting at age 50.
Men at higher than average risk, like those with family history should have the discussion starting at age 40 or 45.