More common than you think.
Prostate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States. The incidence is increasing in part, due to an increase in awareness and improved detection, but also due to the aging of the U.S. population.
However, if detected early, prostate cancer can be cured with appropriate treatment.
- Men with a family history of prostate cancer are three times more likely to develop the disease.
- About 20% of prostate cancer are thought to have some genetic component. So, if a man has a father or brother who has had prostate cancer before the age of 65, his chances for developing it increases fourfold.
- One in every six men in the United States will develop prostate cancer.
- African American men have any even higher risk of cancer and a higher risk of more aggressive cancer.
Associated Urological Specialists offer the most state-of-the-art treatments and care available.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer begins in the cells of the prostate. Cancer begins when a group of cells in the body grows out of control. These cancer cells continue to grow and can crowd out normal cells.
Cancer is always named for the place where it begins, so if prostate cancer spreads to the bone it is still considered prostate cancer. When these cells spread to another site it is called metastasis.
Associated Urological Specialists offer state-of-the-art treatments for recurrent and metastatic prostate cancer. Not all cancers are the same. So we used advanced therapeutics and genetic testing to make sure patients get the personalized care for their prostate cancer.
What Causes Prostate Cancer?
As of right now, nobody knows the exact causes of prostate cancer. However, there is a hereditary component. A family history of prostate cancer increases your risk for developing the disease and Black men have a higher risk as well. Prostate cancer risks also increases with age.
Studies have shown no relationship of prostate cancer to infections, dietary habits, smoking, sexual habits or occupational exposure and there is no known relationship between benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer.
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