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Prostate Cancer Symptoms, Risks, Staging, Surgery, Drug Treatment, And Screening Category: Cancer by - July 18, 2015 | Views: 50873 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer 

Prostate cancer is rare in men under the age of 40, but the prevalence increases sharply between the ages of 40-70 years. Aside from age, a family history of prostate cancer, exposure to cadmium, diets that are high in fat and meats, as well as African American race are all risk factors for the development of prostate cancer.

Men over the age of 40 should be considered for prostate cancer screening. Here are the American Cancer Society recommendations for prostate cancer screening: 

  • Age 50 for men who are at average risk of prostate cancer and are expected to live at least 10 more years.
  • Age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes African Americans and men who have a first-degree relative (father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than age 65).
  • Age 40 for men at even higher risk (those with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age).

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