The exact cause of
prostate cancer isn't known. But experts believe that
your age and family history (genetics) may have something to do with your
chances of getting the disease. What you eat may add to your chances of getting
The prostate usually gets larger as
you age. Having an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) is very common among older men and doesn't
increase your chances of getting prostate cancer. But an enlarged prostate
is sometimes caused by prostate cancer instead of BPH.
Radiation therapy patient Dick Yolevich tackles prostate cancerfatigue with exercise. Can exercise give you the same boost? Learn more.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 30, 2014
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