When should men start to undergo prostate cancer screening?

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Men without any family history of prostate cancer should undergo annual prostate checks from the age of 50 years old. Men with a family history of prostate cancer should start prostate checks from the age of 40 years old. These annual checks should be conducted till the age of 70 years old.

The checks can be done by specialists such as urologists, or family physicians. The checks involve a prostate finger examination and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood tests.

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