Prostate Cancer: Risk Factors
There are a number of possible modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors that could increase a persons risk for prostate cancer:
- Race: Prostate cancer has a high prevalence among African American men, while the risk is moderate among whites and low among Asian American men.
- Family History: Another important risk factor is family history of prostate cancer. If a man has a father or brother who had the disease, his risk for developing it is twice that of a man with no family history of the disease.
- Diet: Eating a high intake of saturated fat, may also play a factor in development of the disease.
- Additional Factors: Obesity, environmental exposure and vasectomy may also play a role.
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