Last modified by The Prostate Clinic - 6 months ago

Who is at risk for developing prostate cancer?

A man’s life time risk of developing the disease is around 16%. This increases in members of affected families, increasing with the number of affected first degree relatives (eg. brother, father) within a particular family:

  • X1 first degree relative: 30%
  • X2 first degree relatives: 50%

X3 first degree relatives: almost 100%

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