EARLY DETECTION IS KEY
Detecting prostate cancer early can save your life.
WHO IS AT RISK?
The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t occur in younger men. Have a chat with your doctor about your risks today. NEXtCARE insured members can consult a doctor via the See A Doctor* medical service on MyNEXtCARE app
. If you are 50 years old, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing and having a digital rectal exam (DRE) during your next visit.
*Availability of the service is subject to policy terms and conditions.
WHAT IS A PSA TEST?
A PSA test is a simple routine blood test used to determine the measurement of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) concentration in the blood. It is the primary method of testing for prostate cancer.
FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER
The prostate gland (found in men only) is usually the size and shape of a walnut that grows bigger as they get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube men urinate through. Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells in the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than normal, resulting in a tumor.
DETECTING PROSTATE CANCER
Not everyone experiences symptoms of prostate cancer. Many times, signs of prostate cancer are first detected by a doctor during a routine check-up. So, start the conversation with your doctor and ask to get tested early on if you are at high risk.