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Prostate cancer testing: How old should you be?

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Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men in the  United States. But routine screenings can help decrease the risk.

Typically,a blood test, called a "PSA" will tell a man his chances of developing prostate cancer. This is typically done in a man's 40's, or around age 50. Men with a family history of prostate cancer and African American men are at greater risk of developing the disease, so regular screening may start sooner for them.

Doctors say the key to surviving prostate cancer is early diagnosis.

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