men cancer screening tests and procedure

Cancer Screening Tests for Males

Most men work out regularly, and hence assume that they will enjoy good health forever. But, cancer can strike even the healthiest of men! It is therefore prudent that every man undergoes regular tests to ensure they are in good health. There are several men cancer screening tests that can catch the disease at a very early stage!

Colon Cancer Testing in Men

By the time men with average risk reach the age of 50, they should start getting screened for colon cancer. There are many options for testing and hence, you should consult your healthcare provider to find out which test is the best for you and also find out the frequency of testing.

Prostate Cancer Testing in Men

When men with average risk of developing prostate cancer reaches the age of 50, they should consult their physicians to determine the pros and cons of screening and then decide whether they should proceed with it.

Lung Cancer Testing in Men

Men, who reach the age of 55 or are older and have a history of smoking, should consult their healthcare provider immediately to check whether they should opt for low-dose CT scan to test for lung cancer. Whether you are an active smoker, have quit smoking in the last 15 years or you used to smoke one cigarette or more a day, you will benefit from getting screened for lung cancer periodically. However, discuss the pros and cons of testing as well as the cost for getting screened for lung cancer, as your health insurance may not cover the cost.

Medically Reviewed By
Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad