- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men
- Prostate cancer is a frequent cause of cancer-associated death in men
- Early diagnosis of prostate cancer is important for the best chance of successful treatment
- A family history of prostate cancer may increase your risk
- African Americans have an increased risk of prostate cancer
- Men with possible symptoms of prostate cancer should consider this test for early diagnosis
- This test can also be used to monitor PSA levels in individuals who are receiving treatment for prostate cancer.
- The CDC currently recommends that men who are 55 to 69 years old should make individual decisions about being screened for prostate cancer with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test.