Screenings

Recommended for Men over the Age of 15

Testicular self examination: It's important to conduct a testicular self examination every month so you can become familiar with the normal size and shape of your testicles. Try to perform the test right after a hot shower. Place your thumbs over the top of your testicle, with the index and middle fingers of each hand behind the testicle, and then roll it between your fingers with light pressure. Examine one testicle at a time and feel for any lumps/bumps along the front or sides. Lumps may be as small as a piece of rice or a pea. Don't be alarmed if one testicle is slightly larger than the other (typical) or if you feel a soft, rope-like, and slightly tender lump located at the top back of each testicle (tube which carries sperm), this is normal. If you notice any swelling, lumps, or changes in the size or color of a testicle, or if you have any pain or achy areas in your groin, let your doctor know right away.

Recommended for Most Men Age 50 or Over

Performed at routine doctor visits:

Urinalysis: a test used to examine many aspects of the urine including the color, clarity, odor, pH, glucose, ketones, etc. The composition of your urine provides information about your health and many potential problems you might be experiencing.

Performed once a year:

Digital rectal exam: The goal is to detect cancer in its early stages when treatment is typically the most successful. To perform the test a doctor will insert a gloved finger into the rectum and feel the prostate for lumps or other abnormalities.

PSA blood test: Blood is drawn and sent to the lab so a prostate specific antigen (substance) can be measured for elevated levels. Elevated levels are directly tied to increased risk of prostate cancer.

Please discuss these screening tests with your physician

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