Men Older Than 50
What is a PSA test and why do I need it?
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. A doctor takes a blood sample to measure the level of PSA in the blood. It is normal for men to have a low level of PSA in their blood. However, prostate cancer can increase a man’s PSA level. A PSA test along with a prostate exam helps detect prostate cancer in men 50 years of age or older who have no symptoms of the disease.
Why do I need to get a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. A colonoscopy, which can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers and abnormal growths, looks for early signs of colorectal cancer.
- Schedule of recommended male screenings
For more information about Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), visit:
- National Cancer Institute: The Prostate-Antigen (PSA) Test: Q & A
- National Cancer Institute: What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer
For more information about a colonoscopy (colorectal examination), visit: