Do hereditary factors increase the likelihood of contracting prostate cancer?

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.
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.