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Men's Cancer Screening Checklist

July 31, 2015

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At Moffitt, we recognize that screenings increase the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable.

This checklist lets you know which cancer screening tests we recommend most highly. There are several screening options to choose for convenience, cost or accessibility. Find your age below and find the tests you should schedule.

You may be at increased risk because of family history, your personal medical history, lifestyle and environmental factors. If you are at increased risk for cancer, you may need a diagnostic testing plan established by a doctor. 

Find a complete list of screenings available at Moffitt.

Age 20-39

  • Periodic cancer-related checkups with lifestyle counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, and testes

Age 40-49

  • Periodic cancer-related checkups with lifestyle counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, and testes
  • After a discussion regarding risks and potential benefits, consider a baseline prostate cancer screening (PSA blood test and digital rectal exam) with the interval of repeat testing to be based on the PSA results, family history, and if you are an African American.

Age 50-69

  • Periodic cancer-related checkups with lifestyle counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, and testes
  • After a discussion regarding risks and potential benefits, consider a baseline prostate cancer screening (PSA blood test and digital rectal exam) each year
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years

Age 70 and Over

  • Periodic cancer-related checkups with lifestyle counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, and testes
  • After a discussion regarding risks and potential benefits, consider a baseline prostate cancer screening (PSA blood test and digital rectal exam) each year
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years 

There is no specific age at which cancer screening stops. For older men, especially those in poor health, the benefits of cancer screening are less certain. Men 70 years and older should discuss cancer screening with their doctor and make a decision based on their overall health and previous screening history.

To learn more about your risk of developing cancer, call 1-888-MOFFITT or complete an online form.