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Dear NP,

My father had a complicated history of prostate cancer. My doctor told me that having my blood PSA level checked is useless. What health screenings are recommended for prostate cancer, and how often?

Dear Reader,

It’s normal to be concerned about your prostate health when you’ve seen a loved one deal with prostate cancer. The prostate is a small gland in men that produces sperm and semen.

Prostate cancer rarely has any symptoms in the early stages. But in later stages, you may have some of the following symptoms: trouble urinating, slower urine stream, blood in the urine or se...