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Early Detection

Your best chance for surviving prostate cancer is early detection. When prostate cancer is found early, there is nearly a 100% chance for cure. Prostate cancer screening is relatively simple. And although it may be uncomfortable, it's not painful.

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines


If you're age 50 or over, annual screenings are vital to your ongoing good health. African-American males and men with a family history of prostate cancer should begin screenings at age 45.

  • Annual digital rectal exam (typically completed during a regular physical exam).
  • Annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Prostate screenings can be easily performed by a family practice physician or a urologist. Schedule an appointment today. For a physician referral and more information on the early detection of prostate cancer, call 614-234-LIFE.

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