The usual cancer prevention exam of a man includes:
- Palpation of the lymph nodes
- Examining the genitals
- Checking the prostate through a digital rectal exam
- Measuring the blood pressure
- Examining a stool sample for blood (hemoccult test)
These examinations – with some limitations – are covered every 12 months by your insurance for men 45 years and older. This makes a lot of sense and should be done regularly.
Advances in medical technology and tests offer additional options for meaningful, preventative diagnostics. Malignant tumors and other illnesses can easily be discovered in an early stage.