The prostate is a gland (found only in men) located below the urinary bladder. It produces hormones and fluids that keep the sperm active and strong.
A lot of people think that age is the only risk factor for prostate cancer, maybe because a man’s prostate grows again as he reach the age of 50 and this can have health implications, but there’s more to that.
As a matter of fact, here are 8 factors that affect a man’s risk of prostate cancer.
1: His Family History
If his dad or a brother has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a guy’s risk for the disease roughly doubles, Köhler says. Blame the genes. Just as heart disease and other health issues can run in a family, so can prostate cancer risk, concludes a study in the journal Urology.