Cancer Screenings Specific to Men

Premier Health offers a wide variety of cancer screening procedures for men. Listed below are the more commonly recommended tests.

Prostate Cancer Screenings

The American Cancer SocietyOff Site Icon (ACS) recommends that men make an informed decision with their doctor about whether to be tested for prostate cancer. Research has not yet proven that the potential benefits of testing outweigh the harms of testing and treatment. The ACS believes that men should not be tested without learning about what we know and don’t know about the risks and possible benefits of testing and treatment. Starting at age 50, men should talk to a doctor about the pros and cons of testing so they can decide if testing is the right choice for them. If they are African American or have a father or brother who had prostate cancer before age 65, men should have this talk with a doctor starting at age 45. If men decide to be tested, they should have the PSA blood test with or without a rectal exam. How often they are tested will depend on their PSA level.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Upper Valley Medical Center

Breast Cancer in Men

Men need to know that breast cancer is not limited to only women.  While breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women, there is still a lifetime risk of getting breast cancer of 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.

Possible signs of male breast cancer to watch for include:

  • A lump or swelling, which is usually (but not always) painless
  • Skin dimpling or puckering
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin
  • Discharge from the nipple

Sometimes a breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there, even before the original tumor in the breast tissue is large enough to be felt.

These changes aren't always caused by cancer. For example, most breast lumps in men are caused by gynecomastia (a harmless enlargement of breast tissue). Still, if you notice any breast changes, you should see your health care professional as soon as possible.

Talk to your doctor for more information about breast cancer screenings in men and to schedule a screening if you have a concern.

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Content Updated: August 31, 2015

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