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New guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force no longer call for men to have routine blood tests for prostate cancer. But urologists and cancer experts across the nation want men to know that doesn't mean they shouldn't get screened at all.
Instead, it means you need to work closely with your doctor to determine a screening schedule that's right for you. For most men, that means talking to your doctor about prostate cancer screenings at age 50, as recommended by the American Cancer Society. But men at high risk should consult their doctors earlier, at age 45. Those at highest risk should begin the discussion at 40. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you.
For a referral to a urologist on the medical staff at Baylor Fort Worth, visit FindDrRight.com or call 1.800.4BAYLOR.
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