Robert Princenthal, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist with more than 25 years of expertise in diagnostic medical imaging. He is president and founding partner of Rolling Oaks Radiology, a network of outpatient imaging centers in Ventura County, California. Dr. Princenthal also serves as the medical co-director for RadNet’s Prostate MRI Program.
Men should speak with their physicians in order to make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening. The American Cancer Society recommends that men at average risk for developing prostate cancer should have a discussion about screening at the age of 50. Men at high risk for developing prostate cancer, such as African-Americans and individuals with as strong family history of prostate cancer, should have this discussion at the age of 45.
Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate gland grow out-of-control and overwhelm the human body’s natural immune system. Prostate cancer can be a serious health risk and is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in men.