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GBMC HEALTH: Prostate Cancer Screenings

GBMC HEALTH: Prostate Cancer Screenings

Being faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis is an unsettling reality. However, if caught early, there is a lot hope for men with the disease. Prostate cancer typically grows very slowly, earning it the nickname "the snail of cancers," which thankfully means there's lots of time for treatment.

Dr. Geoffrey A. Neuner, MD, radiation oncologist with the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC answers some of the pressing questions about prostate cancer and the importance of getting a prostate cancer screening.

Men are encouraged to start getting prostate cancer screenings by age 50. For men who have a family history of the disease, they can begin as early as age 45 at least once a year. Patients are encouraged to talk with their doctor to determine what is best for them.

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