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.