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Since the Prostate Cancer Foundation was founded, we have learned a great deal about the genetics of prostate cancer and the impact of certain genes on not just prostate cancer but also on risk for other cancers.

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

There are three well-established risk factors for prostate cancer: Age Family history (including genetics) Race As men age, their risk for prostate cancer increases considerably. About 60% of prostate cancer is diagnosed in men over age 65. That is why talking with your doctor about

When to Get Checked for Prostate Cancer

Be proactive. As you enter middle age, be proactive and ask your doctor about establishing a prostate cancer screening schedule that makes sense for you, given your risk factors and your family history. Exactly when you begin screening depends on certain risk factors, based on incidence ...


Screening for Prostate Cancer Cancer is a frightening possibility, but today’s medical technology has put some powerful screening tools in our hands, and we know: early detection saves lives. The earlier you find out about cancer, the greater the likelihood that it can be successfully treated. ...

Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

Thanks to research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, we now know that some prostate cancers are caused by changes in your genes. 5%-10% of all cancers are hereditary, meaning that certain cancer-causing gene changes are passed down from mothers and fathers to sons and ...

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Prostate Cancer Prevention

https://vimeo.com/733022301/6bb65517f8 The ultimate goal is to prevent men from ever developing prostate cancer in the first place. Although significant progress has been made, and genetic and environmental risk factors for prostate cancer have been identified, the ...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Why Genes Matter

We're in the midst of a revolution in how prostate cancer is treated — and ...

Janet Farrar Worthington

The Evolving Story of Genetics and Prostate Cancer

https://vimeo.com/737342892/daed7bb7fd Someday, there will be a definitive article on precision medicine and what it means ...