Prostate disease and ageing
Around 25 per cent of men aged 55 years and over have a prostate condition. This increases to 50 per cent by the age of 70 years.
A man in his 50s or 60s should discuss with his doctor whether to have his prostate gland checked and how often. Early stages of prostate disease may have no symptoms. For those men with a family history of prostate disease (or particular concerns), prostate checks might be considered earlier. Please discuss with your doctor when prostate checks might be suitable for you.