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What are the risk factors associated with prostate cancer?

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Men are more likely to get prostate cancer as they get older. Two of 3 men who have it are over age 65. of every three men with prostate cancer are over age 65. Things that make you more likely to get prostate cancer include:

  • Family history: Having a father or brother with prostate cancer more than doubles your chances.
  • African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer compared to whites, and they’re more likely to catch it later.

From: Prostate Problems WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

SOURCES: 

FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

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