How do I know if I'm at risk?
- Family History - if you have an immediate relative (father or brother), the risk increases by 5 to 10 times;
- Age - prostate cancer is seldom diagnosed before the age of 40, and more than 75% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over age 65;
- Race - some racial groups (eg. African Americans) are at much higher risk than Asians and Caucasians;
- Ethnicity - the disease is common in North America and North-Western Europe and is less common in Asia, Africa and South America
- Fat intake and meat - a diet rich in fat especially smoked and burned meat, and low in fresh fruit and vegetables has been associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.