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Prostate cancer risk factors

  • The causes of prostate cancer are not well understood. However, studies show that some risk factors can increase a man's risk of developing it.

    A prostate risk factor may be any of the following:

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  • A diet high in fruits and vegetables may decrease your prostate cancer risk. Learn more about diet and disease.

  • Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Prostate Cancer, can-ahc-14188 (3/02)
    Reviewed by: Lisa Hiedeman, RN coordinator, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Program and Heather Christie, RN coordinator, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Program
    First published: 03/01/2009
    Last reviewed: 09/22/2009