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A self-described health nut, Andrew Traver takes vitamins, runs, lifts weights, scorns red meat and got tested for prostate cancer at age 40.

Traver didn't have any particular reason to be worried about prostate cancer, and getting tested at 40 is considerably younger than recommended, but he wanted to be sure.

"I'm very conscious about my health, and I felt like doing this test was a part of keeping myself healthy," Traver said.

Last year, at the age of 44, Traver found out he had prostate cancer and had his prostate gland removed.

"My surgeon told me that I wouldn't have lived until 50," Traver said. "Prostate cancer screening saved my life." Read full article »

CNN's Jennifer Pifer Bixler and Sabriya Rice contributed to this report.

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