Your first colonoscopy: What to expect
If you choose prostate cancer screening, begin at age 45 with a baseline PSA test and strongly consider a baseline digital rectal exam. Continue testing as indicated by your previous test results.
- If you choose prostate cancer screening, continue testing as indicated by your previous test results.
- Get a colonoscopy every 10 years or virtual colonoscopy every five years to check for colorectal cancer.
Age 75 and older
If you’re age 75 or older, your doctor can help you decide if you should continue screening for prostate and colorectal cancer. MD Anderson does not recommend screening after age 85.
Regardless of your age, practice awareness. This means you should be familiar with your body so that you will notice changes and report them to your doctor without delay.