Are you at risk of prostate cancer?
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
1 in 8
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
Over 50 years old
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and your risk increases with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 65 and 69 years.
Family history and genes
You are two and a half times more likely to get prostate cancer if your father or brother has been diagnosed with it, compared to a man with no family history of prostate cancer.
Your risk of getting prostate cancer is higher if your mother or sister has had breast cancer.
Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men. In the UK, about 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. If you’re black, you may be more likely to get prostate cancer if you’re aged 45 or over.
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