Common Health Tests (cont.)
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Screening for Prostate and Testicular Cancers
Prostate cancer: Screening for prostate cancer is a subject of debate among doctors. It is not yet completely clear that screening is cost effective or saves significant numbers of lives. It is also not completely clear what the best screening test is. In general, the following recommendations could be made.
Testicular cancer: Cancer of the testis represents the most common type of cancer in males between 25 and 40 years of age. The risk of the disease is increased if the man has undescended testes. Some doctors have advocated for an annual screening test or examination of the testes by a doctor. Others have suggested an educational campaign for men along the same lines as the breast self-examination guidelines for women.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2016
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