- Age – Most prostate cancer cases occur in men who are 65 or older. The median age at diagnosis is 68, the average age is 66. That said, there has been a significant number of cases of men diagnosed in their 40’s, with a member of the FFTC website team diagnosed at age 38.
- Race/Ethnicity – African-American men are about 75% more likely to be diagnosed than non-Hispanic whites and nearly 2.5 times as likely to die of the disease.
- Family History – Men with a father or brother who had prostate cancer are at a risk of developing the disease that is twice that of a man with no affected family members. If two close male relatives have been diagnosed, a man’s lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer increases five-fold.
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