Risks and Prevention

The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, which means it’s hard to suggest ways to prevent it. Although some studies suggest that eating specific foods and taking certain medications (called chemoprevention) may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer or even prevent its return after treatment, there is no proof that taking these steps will work for particular individuals. However, certain characteristics, or risk factors, increase a man’s chances of getting prostate cancer. These articles discuss specific factors that may raise or lower your risk of developing the disease.

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