Prostate cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, with an estimated 174,650 new cases projected in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society.
Although education around preventive screenings and risk factors have steadily increased in recent decades, some men may be unaware they have an underlying risk for prostate cancer.
The checklist below outlines the main risk factors for prostate cancer. If one or more of these apply to you, consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor to see if screening for prostate cancer is right for you.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.