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WHO IS AT RISK?

All men are at risk for developing prostate cancer. About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only one man in 34 will die of this disease. About 80 percent of men who reach age 80 have prostate cancer. Besides being male, there are other factors, such as age, race, and family history that may contribute to the risk.

AGE

The majority of men with prostate cancer are aged over 60 years and the disease is very rare in men under 50.

FAMILY HISTORY

Men with a brother or father who developed prostate cancer at a young age have an increased risk. Men with a family history of breast cancer also have an increased risk.

RACE

Prostate cancer is more common in men of African descent.

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