We highly recommend an annual rectal examination and PSA blood test for all men over the age of 45. Though prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., an early diagnosis drastically improves your chances for successful treatment. Men with a family history of prostate cancer should begin their annual exams at the age of 40.
As a preventive measure,research indicates you should maintain a healthy, low-fat diet and consider adding foods and/or supplements containing lycopene, selenium, and vitamins D and E to your diet. You should continue to stay active as well and get plenty of exercise.