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Are there genes that put me at greater risk of getting prostate cancer?
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Not just yet
We know that there is a genetic role in regards to prostate cancer, we don't know the gene just yet.
There is an increase in the relative risk of developing prostate cancer in an individual if there is first-degree relatives and second degree relatives that have prostate cancer. Annual screening is recommended starting at age 50 or younger if you have a younger relative with prostate cancer.

In brief: Not just yet
We know that there is a genetic role in regards to prostate cancer, we don't know the gene just yet.
There is an increase in the relative risk of developing prostate cancer in an individual if there is first-degree relatives and second degree relatives that have prostate cancer. Annual screening is recommended starting at age 50 or younger if you have a younger relative with prostate cancer.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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In brief: Yes
There are a number of gene fragments (called single nucleotide polymorphisms or snp's) that have been found to be associated with prostat cancer, particularly aggressive prostate cancer.
However, this is still research and there are no commercially available tests. The aua recommends psa screening start at age 40 for all men and individual variables be considered in determining the next step.

In brief: Yes
There are a number of gene fragments (called single nucleotide polymorphisms or snp's) that have been found to be associated with prostat cancer, particularly aggressive prostate cancer.
However, this is still research and there are no commercially available tests. The aua recommends psa screening start at age 40 for all men and individual variables be considered in determining the next step.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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