Should I get a blood test to check for prostate cancer (PSA) if I am between age 45-54 and have an increased risk for developing cancer (African-American, or one or more first degree relatives with history of prostate cancer under age 65)?v
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The American Cancer Society recommends a PSA blood test at a younger age if you are African-American or have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer younger than age 65. PSA testing is quite controversial, so make sure that your doctor knows how to handle a PSA result that is elevated–it does not mean you need to get a prostate biopsy right away.