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Risk Factors of Prostate cancer

  • Aging: Risk increases substantially after the age of 50
  • Family history
  • Inherited mutations: Studies have shown an elevated risk of prostate cancer among men with changes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 inherited genes
  • Diet: Increased consumption of red meat or high-fat dairy products have an increased risk for developing the cancer
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Inflammation of the prostate
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vasectomy