Prostate Cancer Survivor Dusty Baker on Screening: Houston Astros Manager Shares What Men Should KnowSep. 5, 2023 - Katie McCallum
Knowing he had a family history of prostate cancer, Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker took prostate cancer screening seriously — monitoring his prostate specific antigen levels (PSA levels) once his doctor began recommending it.
The commitment would help catch his prostate cancer early.
"Early detection is key," says Baker. "Fortunately for me, they detected [it] early, before I needed any chemo or any radiation."
In the video above, Baker shares his personal journey with prostate cancer — when he realized he was at increased risk, getting screened regularly as a result and what he wants other men to know about screening and early detection of prostate cancer.
(Related: What Does Prostate Cancer Screening Entail?)
When to start prostate cancer screening
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines:
- Age 40: If you have more than one first-degree relative (father and brother, for instance) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age
- Age 45: If you are African American or if you have a first-degree relative (father or brother, for instance) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age
- Age 50: It's recommended you discuss prostate cancer screening with a doctor