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Do hereditary factors increase the likelihood of contracting prostate cancer?
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: A little bit
The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50.
More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p.

In brief: A little bit
The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50.
More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. James Lin
Besides, exposure to Agent Orange has thus far confirmed to be one of them other than aging, rare hereditary connection, race, certain lifestyle, etc. But still remember: Behind what we have known always still hides a lot of what we do not know.
Dr. James Lin
To take a glimpse of PSA and prostate cancer story, please peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. Best.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If there is a familal history with prostate cancer, specifically your father or brother, your chances of developing prostate cancer is increased but does not mean that you will indeed develop prostate cancer. Screening for the disease is important in these types of cases.

In brief: Yes
If there is a familal history with prostate cancer, specifically your father or brother, your chances of developing prostate cancer is increased but does not mean that you will indeed develop prostate cancer. Screening for the disease is important in these types of cases.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. James Lin
Besides, exposure to Agent Orange has thus far confirmed to be one of them other than aging, rare hereditary connection, race, certain lifestyle, etc. But still remember: Behind what we have known always still hides a lot of what we do not know. To take a glimpse of PSA and prostate cancer story, please peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. Best.
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