According to the American Cancer Society A(ACS), prostate cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men. An estimated one in six men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime, and more than 30,000 Americans die of the disease each year.
The ACS now recommends an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test as well as a digital rectal exam (DRE) for healthy men older than 50. The organization advises that men at higher risk-such as African-Americans and patients who have a history of prostate cancer in their family-begin such testing at age 45.
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