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Prostate Screening

Prostate cancer screening can help identify cancer early on, when treatment is most effective. Screening blood tests, such as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), are available through your physician, at the annual Focus on Health sites for a nominal fee, or community outreach events.

Screening guidelines

Under age 54

  • No routine PSA based screening recommended .

Ages 55-69

  • Greatest benefit of screening in this age group

  • Shared decision making based on patient’s values and preferences, life expectancy and cancer risk

Over age 70 or any patient with a 10-15 year life expectancy

  • No routine PSA-based screening

  • Some men over 70 who are in exceptional health may benefit from screening