Reviewed by William Blahd on April 19, 2016

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Sheldon Marks, MD Urologist; Male Infertility Specialist, Prostate Cancer Specialist, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal Specialist, Tucson, AZ.

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Narrator: How can I decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer?

Sheldon Marks, MD: There are several things that you can do to reduce your risk for developing prostate cancer. One of them is maintain a normal healthy lifestyle. Excess obesity has been associated with increased risk for prostate cancer. Problems with inflammation and infection if you have recurrent irritation of the prostate, it can also increase your risk for prostate cancer, as well as problems with excess testosterone placement.

Sheldon Marks, MD (cont.): Today there are a lot of problems with men being diagnosed and treated with testosterone for problems that really aren't low testosterone. And we really need to be careful because too much testosterone for the wrong reasons can stimulate prostate cancer.