Risk Factors

There are some categories of people who are at risk of prostate cancer.

Although any man can develop prostate cancer there are certain factors that increase the risk,  These risks include:

1-Age factor

 

As per the latest medical researches, of all the men around the world, researchers found  that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at their forties, cancer rises rapidly after age 50.

 

About 6 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are found in men older than 65. All men should get screened during and after thier forties.

“If you are at forties or more, don't hesitate to get screened

 

2-Family history factor

 

Cancer is such a common disease that it is no surprise that many families have at least a few members who have had cancer.

Sometimes, certain types of cancer seem to run in some families. This is especially true for men at higher risk due to family history.

 

Hereditary prostate cancer may be suspected if a man’s family history includes any of the:

 

  • Three or more first-degree relatives with prostate cancer
  • Three generations in the family were affected by prostate cancer.
  • Two or more close relatives, such as a father, brother, son, grandfather, uncle, or nephew, on the same side of the family diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 55

 

Recent studies have confirmed that the risk of prostate cancer in a person with a family history of the

disease is two to three times higher than others.

“If you have affected close relatives, don’t Hesitate to get screened

3-Race factor

 

Prostate cancer occurs more often in African men, this is why African men are also more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men.

 

“If you are African, don’t Hesitate to get screened

 

4-Bad habits

 

Latest studies showed that Men who eat a lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products appear to have a slightly higher chance of getting prostate cancer.

And Some research has linked smoking to a possible small increased the risk of dying from prostate cancer.

 

“If your life style includes any of the above-mentioned bad habits, Don’t Hesitate to get screened