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Who should get a prostate cancer screening and how often?

Discuss your prostate cancer risk with your health care provider and make an informed decision about whether you should be screened.

Doctor discussing prostate cancer screening with a male patient.

Who should be screened:

  • Men at average risk should be screened starting at age 50.
  • High-risk men (African-American men) should be screened at 45.
  • Men with more than one first-degree relative with prostate cancer at a young age should start screening at age 40.

Screening is performed using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, with or without a digital rectal exam (DRE).

Learn more about recommended guidelines now.


What causes prostate cancer?

Men who are at a higher risk:


Prostate cancer symptoms can sometimes include:

  • Frequent urination, particularly at night
  • Pain during orgasm
  • Blood in the urine

Nurse Navigators

Delaware nurse navigators can help you get screened for cancer.

Whether you have insurance or not, Delaware nurse navigators can help you get screened for cancer and provide follow-up help when you get your results. Choose from the list below to call a nurse navigator directly, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or click the call request button to have a nurse navigator contact you.

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