Be proactive about your prostate health. Know your risk.

When detected early, prostate cancer is highly treatable.

About 1 in 8 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Although it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, most will make a full recovery when the disease is caught early. Being aware of your risks and ensuring timely screening can make all the difference. Our experts at MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute are here to help.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer

3.1 million men in the U.S. are prostate cancer survivors

100% of men over 50 should discuss their risks with a doctor

Should you get screened?

Early detection is key to beating this disease. 

Most insurances cover prostate screenings for men 50+ years old, or those at increased risk. If you fall into a high-risk category, you should be checked annually starting as early as age 45. Some doctors may even suggest you have a baseline PSA test in your 40s as a benchmark. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine your individual coverage.

You may be at increased risk if you:

  • Are over the age of 50.
  • Have a close relative, such as a father or brother, who has had prostate cancer.
  • Are African American. Black men have a 1 in 6 chance of getting prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Have the BRCA gene mutation.
  • Are a smoker.
  • Are obese. In fact, increased weight may lead to a higher risk of aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

At what age should I start asking about PSA screening?

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Watch urologic specialist Keith Kowalczyk, MD from MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute discuss when you should start receiving a PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening blood test.

Talk to your doctor to see if a PSA test is right for you.

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Stage 4 prostate cancer survivor urges every man, for the sake of all who love him, get a screening. “Life is precious.”

Euvon Jones admits he took his health for granted. "I had great health all the way into my late 50's," says the Accokeek, Maryland resident. "I worked, went to the gym, and had an active life. I didn't think it was necessary to check on my health or get screenings." But when a limp from hip pain and diminishing appetite and energy levels could no longer be ignored, he went to the doctor. The news was not good. At age 59, Euvon was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. "Getting that diagnosis just about floored me," he says.


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