Maintaining a fit and active lifestyle is key to good health as we age, especially for men. Our physicians understand the fundamental factors of good health, including routine checkups, scans and tests specific to the male body.
Important factors include:
Colon health: Colon cancer screening should begin at age 50 for most people. If you don’t have risk factors and the colonoscopy finds no adenomas or cancer, follow-up screens can be less frequent.
Skin cancer screening: Regular self-exams are crucial for early detection. Check for any changes in marks on your skin, including shape, color and size. A dermatologist or other health professional should conduct a skin exam as part of a routine checkup.
Prostrate Screenings: Men should consider annual screenings of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test to look for prostate cancer after age 50. For problems such as blood in the urine, pain on urination, inability to urinate or uncontrollable urine flow, see your doctor promptly.