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Old 12-31-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Question about Prostate cancer and hereditary.

I Just had a question about Prostate cancer and if it is hereditary. My Grandfather (on both sides of my fafily) had Prostate cancer. One has since passed away but not from the cancer but from an infection in his leg when he was at the VA hospital In Cleveland. When a grand parent or a parent has Prostate cancer , will the child or grand child eventually get the desease?

 
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Re: Question about Prostate cancer and hereditary.

Welcome to the board.

I do not know your age but you doing it right in investigating about the hereditary cancer risks.
The Cancer Research UK quotes the following:

“……If you have a relative diagnosed with prostate cancer you are at higher risk compared to the general population. If your father had prostate cancer your risk is 1.5 times higher. If you have a brother with prostate cancer, your risk is higher, at just under 3 times the average risk.
The age your relative is diagnosed with prostate cancer is also a factor. If they were diagnosed before the age of 60, this increases your risk by about 4 times the average. And if you have more than one first degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer (at any age) your risk is also about 4 times the average. A first degree relative means father, brother or son….”

Hope you are not touched by the bandit. Just be vigilant and test at proper intervals.

Wishing you a good 2013.

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Re: Question about Prostate cancer and hereditary.

Welcome to the board.

I do not know your age but you doing it right in investigating about the hereditary cancer risks.
The Cancer Research UK quotes the following:

“……If you have a relative diagnosed with prostate cancer you are at higher risk compared to the general population. If your father had prostate cancer your risk is 1.5 times higher. If you have a brother with prostate cancer, your risk is higher, at just under 3 times the average risk.
The age your relative is diagnosed with prostate cancer is also a factor. If they were diagnosed before the age of 60, this increases your risk by about 4 times the average. And if you have more than one first degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer (at any age) your risk is also about 4 times the average. A first degree relative means father, brother or son….”


Hope you are not touched by the bandit. Just be vigilant and test at proper intervals.

Wishing you a good 2013.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #4
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Thanks Baptista, I am 33 and this helps a lot. I Know That I will not have my first test untill I am 40 but i will talk to both my Medical doctor and my Urologist about it. It is definatly a concern for me du to the fact that I do read up on the subject and I know what is associated with it. Knowing that it is hereditary will make me become more vigilant in this case. thank you for the responce. and thank you for citing a medical journal. Most people do not cite there findings or statements.

Aaron

 
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