According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), these groups of people should get themselves tested for prostate cancer.
– Men aged 50 or older who have an average risk of prostate cancer and a life expectancy of at least 10 more years
– Men aged 45 or older with a high risk, including African-American men and those with a first-degree relative (brother or father) who had prostate cancer before age 65
– Men aged 40 or older who have a higher risk, such as more than one first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age
The Mayo Clinic recommends getting a digital rectal exam (DRE) or a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to diagnose whether or not you have prostate cancer.
You can also get an ultrasound, an MRI or undergo a prostate biopsy, where they will collect a tissue sample from your prostate.