What are the Risk Factors?
Every form of cancer has a range of different factors that increase an individual’s chance of developing a particular disease.
A male with one or more risk factors for prostate cancer may not develop the disease; it does however increase the risk.
Risk factors for prostate cancer can include:
- Being over the age of 50
- Having a family history of the disease
- Having a family history of breast or ovarian cancer
- A diet high in fats and low in fresh fruit and vegetables
- High testosterone levels
- Males of African descent are at higher risk