Early identification is critical in providing men with a fighting chance against prostate cancer. All men are at risk for prostate cancer, but many variables might raise your chances of being detected.
Your Prostate Cancer Risk
Age, family history, ethnicity, and nutrition are the most important risk factors for getting prostate cancer.
Do any of the following apply to you?
- I have a family history of prostate cancer
- I am Black or African-American
If you responded yes to any of these questions, you might be at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer.
However, the absence of any of these risk factors does not imply immunity. All men are at risk of developing prostate cancer.
Continue reading to find out more about your risk and what measures you may take.
Prostate cancer risk increases considerably as men age.
Men in their 40s should begin discussing prostate cancer risk and testing options with their physicians, and even earlier if they have other risk factors.
Most males with prostate cancer are over 50, and a sizable proportion is over 65. However, aggressive prostate cancer has occurred in men in their twenties.
History of Prostate Cancer in the Family
Some men have a hereditary susceptibility to prostate cancer.
A male with at least one close relative who has had the illness has double the chance of developing