Prostate cancer

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Leveque2
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by Leveque2 on Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:29 am

Prostate cancer

Hi,
I would like to know if prostate cancer is hereditary please?

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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:49 pm

Re: Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer isn't usually hereditary but can be. There are genes that run in families though.
If a first degree relative is affected this doubles an individual mans risk of prostate cancer.
the BRACA1/2 genes are hereditary and can be tested for
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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by KINGY1949 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:23 pm

Re: Prostate cancer

From what age should men be tested for this please

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