Friday, January 07, 2005

Prostate check

Men whose families have a history of breast or ovarian cancer should consider being tested for the BRCA2 genetic mutation, a marker of breast cancer. All men should be tested for prostate cancer annually starting at age 50. African American men should begin the testing at 45. For a list of health care providers who specialize in the genetic cancer testing, call the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-422-6237.

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