Causes and prevention of prostate cancer
- Age: Your risk increases as you get older. Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer are aged over 50 years.
- Family history: Men whose brother or father developed prostate cancer at a young age have an increased risk.
- Race: African-American and African-Caribbean men are more at risk than other ethnic groups.
- Diet: Men who eat a lot of red meat and high-fat dairy products and not enough green vegetables have a slightly higher chance of getting prostate cancer.