The average age when men are diagnosed with prostate cancer is 62—but in recent years, more men in their 40s are being diagnosed with aggressive forms of this disease. In this video, Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS, clinical assistant professor of integrative and functional urology at New York University and author of Thrive—Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, discusses this increased incidence of aggressive prostate cancer in younger men as well as what they can do to prevent this. First and foremost, men should have a PSA test to measure the levels of a specific protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissues in the prostate gland. Men with a strong family history of prostate cancer should start being tested at age 40, while all others should be tested starting at age 50. A normal PSA level should be between 0 ng/mL and 4 ng/mL. Higher results on this test may indicate that cancer is present.
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