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Men over the age of 50 or those with a family history of prostate cancer should talk to their doctor about screening for prostate cancer.

A doctor will administer a patient assessment, which may include a digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests. While these tests may indicate a problem with the prostate, further testing to detect cancer also many include transrectal ultrasound and transrectal biopsy.

Facts You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Facts You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

For men in the United States, the guidelines for prostate cancer screenings have recently changed. Who sets these guidelines, and why are they different?

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