At the age of 15 I will begin screening myself through self-examination of the testes. This is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15-34.
Screening for Skin Cancer
At the age of 20 a male should begin self-examination of the skin in order to check for any skin discolorations or changes in the skin. If an area of the skin appears to be different and could be cancerous, then a biopsy can be performed.
For people age 20 and older having periodic health exams, a cancer-related check-up should include health counseling and exams of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries.
Breast Cancer Screening
Although it is unlikely for a male to develop breast cancer, he should begin to check himself through self-examination of abnormalties in the breasts.
Screeing for Colon Cancer
At the age of 50, men and women should follow a testing schedule of a colonoscopy every ten years along with a yealy fecal blood test to monitor the colon.
Prostate Cancer Screening
At age 50 begin talking to your doctor about the pros and cons of testing in order to decide if testing is the right option. If you decide to be tested, you should have the PSA blood test with or without the rectal exam. A screening should take place every two years in order to monitor the prostate.