Health Hint: Men’s health screenings

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint offers important screening health information for men since June is Men’s Health Month.

When we talk about routine men’s health, we talk about the importance prostate cancer and colon cancer screenings. For men with an average risk of colon cancer, they should start colon cancer colonoscopy screening between ages 45 to 50 and continue every 10 years. Prostate cancer screening for men with average risk should start at age 55. But for all men with a family history or other risk factors, screenings may need to start earlier and this should be discussed with a physician.”

Dr. Mohit Khera, professor of urology