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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Age, family history

The risk of prostate cancer increases with age.
It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening.

In brief: Age, family history

The risk of prostate cancer increases with age.
It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening.
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