Risk Factors and Symptoms

Individual risks for developing prostate cancer include:

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Race

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Australian researchers recently announced a world-first discovery. A gene that causes breast cancer can also cause prostate cancer. The confirmation of this new risk factor will help men determine whether they have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer and allows these men to be monitored more closely.


There are three main disorders of the prostate, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostatitis. With early prostate cancer most men have no symptoms.

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