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What is the etiology of prostate cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Not known.

There does not appear to be any specific etiology for this since it eventually appears in nearly all men if they live long enough.
It is seen more today because testing picks it up more in asymptomatic men. Men often die without knowing they have it because they die of some other cause, and it may be found if an autopsy is done.

In brief: Not known.

There does not appear to be any specific etiology for this since it eventually appears in nearly all men if they live long enough.
It is seen more today because testing picks it up more in asymptomatic men. Men often die without knowing they have it because they die of some other cause, and it may be found if an autopsy is done.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: No single cause

Prostate ca does not seem to have a discreet cause(s) (unlike lung, oral or cervical ca).
Like breast cancer, the likelihood of developing the disease is due to an accumulation of risk factors which include, having a prostate, having testosterone, age, race and family history, diet, and other soft risk factors (more or less in that order).

In brief: No single cause

Prostate ca does not seem to have a discreet cause(s) (unlike lung, oral or cervical ca).
Like breast cancer, the likelihood of developing the disease is due to an accumulation of risk factors which include, having a prostate, having testosterone, age, race and family history, diet, and other soft risk factors (more or less in that order).
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
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In brief: Cancer

Nobody knows the answer to this question.
...Cancer is abnormal cell growth...Causes attributed to environment and genetic risk....That's the best i got or you...

In brief: Cancer

Nobody knows the answer to this question.
...Cancer is abnormal cell growth...Causes attributed to environment and genetic risk....That's the best i got or you...
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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