Finding and treating slow-growing cancers that are not dangerous to your health can lead to treatment side effects that you might not want, such as problems with your sex life or trouble controlling your urine.
Screening tests may benefit current or former smokers between the ages of 55 and 74, who are in good health, and who have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history.
Having one or more close relatives with prostate cancer also increases a man’s risk.
Prostate cancer can often be found in its early stages by having a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, with or without a rectal exam.
Smoking is common in bars and clubs where gay and bisexual men may socialize.
Even if you don’t smoke, this exposure increases your risk of lung cancer and other diseases caused by secondhand smoke.
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