OBJECTIVE – THINGS YOU CAN DO
- All men: obtain information about your family medical history related to prostate and other cancers, prostate cancer is often hereditary.
- Establish baseline blood testing and physical exam at age 40. Consult with your doctor on the frequency of further tests.
Men having a history of prostate or other cancers in their family should establish baseline testing at age 35 to be proactive.
- For African-American men baseline testing at age 35 is also recommended due to a higher incidence of prostate cancer in this population. This is especially true for men with a family history of prostate cancer and other cancers.