History Lesson: Men Need to Know If Grandpa Had Prostate Cancer

When prostate cancer is diagnosed early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. But that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. Its reputation as a silent killer stems from the limited warning signs. Because of that, men must work closely with their healthcare providers to identify all possible red flags.

It is important for men to know where they stand with prostate cancer. If your father or brother has prostate cancer, particularly if you also meet other risk criteria, make an appointment with a prostate cancer specialist. For high-risk men, that relationship should start long before diagnosis.

A new study is showing the increasing importance of understand and having a complete family history of prostate cancer and the correlation to gauging personal risk with greater accuracy.

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