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Causes of prostate cancer?
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In brief: Three Main Things
At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer.
Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening.

In brief: Three Main Things
At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer.
Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening.
Dr. Robert Donato
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Robert Mordkin
While some have hypothesized that high fat diets may contribute to the development of the disease, ultimately the cause is not known. Dr. Donato's recommendations for annual rectal exam and PSA blood test are spot on for screening!
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Unfortunately, gender,age and family history are 3 risk factors we cannot control. If you are a male, you are at risk. No wonder prostate cancer is the most common cancer in american me. What can you do? Follow screening recommendations.
4 doctors agree
In brief: Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer has many different potential causes.
Older age, family history, and being an african american all increase the possibility thant a man may develop prostate cancer. Other causes include a high fat diet and exposure to agent orange. Recent research suggest that certain infections of the prostate may also increase the risk of prostate cancer.

In brief: Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer has many different potential causes.
Older age, family history, and being an african american all increase the possibility thant a man may develop prostate cancer. Other causes include a high fat diet and exposure to agent orange. Recent research suggest that certain infections of the prostate may also increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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In brief: Prostate cancer
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In brief: Prostate cancer
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