|Male prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men
Some common risk factors for prostate cancer include:
– Race: African American men are 70 % more likely to develop prostate cancer.
– Age: The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age – one in 15 men in
their 60’s will be diagnosed with the disease.
– Family history: Men with an immediate blood relative who has or had prostate
cancer, are twice as likely to develop the disease.
– A diet high in saturated fat, as well as obesity, increases the risk of prostate cancer.
– High testosterone levels: Men who use testosterone therapy are more likely to
develop prostate cancer, as an increase in testosterone stimulates the growth of the prostate gland.
Make sure to schedule your annual check-up this June.
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