Causes of prostate cancer
The exact causes of prostate cancer are unknown, but certain risk factors can increase your chances of getting prostate cancer:
● Age: Prostate cancer can occur at any age, however, most cases occur in men over 60 years of age.
● Family history: Although most cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men with no family history of the disease, the risk is doubled for those who have had it. a parent or sibling diagnosed with cancer before age 60.
● Genetic changes: People with inherited mutations of the BRCA1/2 genes may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. BRCA genes are linked to an increase in breast and ovarian cancer. Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, commonly known as Lynch syndrome, is at increased risk with many types of cancer, including prostate cancer.
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