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:
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