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Follow these early detection guidelines for the best results for prostate cancer testing:
Have a digital rectal examination every year after the age of 50. (If you are an African-American male or you have a family history of prostate cancer, have this examination every year after age 40.)
Have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Eat a low fat diet.
See your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs of prostate problems.