The risk of developing prostate cancer increases as a man ages
Sexual preferences and behavior are not risk factors for developing prostate cancer
Men with a family history of prostate cancer (father, brother or uncle with prostate cancer) are at higher risk for developing prostate cancer
African American men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and are 60% more likely to develop the disease compared to Caucasian men
Twice as many African Americans die from prostate cancer in comparison to Caucasians
African American men should consider a digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test annually beginning at the age of 40 and carefully track results each year; an increase within one year of 0.75 in a PSA score (or 25 percent or more) warrants further investigation
U.S. military veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam may have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer; CLICK HERE for more information.
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