Measure Your Risk for Prostate Cancer
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. There may or may not be warning signs, so it’s important to see your primary care doctor once a year for screening. To find out your risk, take The CHRISTUS Health prostate cancer assessment. Share the report with your doctor, who can help you decide what further testing or screening you need.
The review is an important tool. Questions include information about your age, weight, family history, smoking history and alcohol use. When you finish the questions, you will receive a report that includes your risk factors and tips on reducing those risks.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the prostate cancer assessment, you immediately receive a report. The report highlights risk factors and recommends changes to your lifestyle to reduce your chance of developing prostate cancer. It will also provide information on screening tests you may need.
Take the First Step
The older you are, the greater your risk of getting prostate cancer. Begin screening at age 50 and review the signs and symptoms on our website. Men over age 65 are at the greatest risk. If you have a family member who had prostate cancer, your risk also goes up. The good news is that prostate cancer is very slow moving, so when found early is curable. CHRISTUS Health has a range of treatment options. The assessment is the first step.
What Happens if My Cancer Report States I Am at Risk?
A CHRISTUS Health nurse will contact you if the report shows you are at risk. You can also talk with your primary care doctor or contact our cancer care team. Early detection of cancer is the first step to a cure. Protect yourself and your family. Take the assessment.