Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
In men younger than 45, prostate cancer is rare, but the chance of getting it goes up significantly as they get older. The disease is mainly found in men aged 55 and over with an average age of 70 at the time of diagnosis.
Prostate cancer is more common in African American men. African American males have a prostate cancer incidence rate up to 60% higher than white males and double the mortality rate. Prostate cancer is less common in Asian and American Indian men.
A man’s risk of prostate cancer can be greater if he is obese or in danger of developing obesity. Men with a body mass index over 32.5 have about a one-third greater risk of dying from prostate cancer than men who are not obese. Diets high in fat may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by increasing testosterone, which stimulates prostate cell growth.
Do You Have Prostate Cancer Risk Factors?
If you have one or more of the prostate cancer risk factors, it is important to take steps to reduce the chances of getting the disease. Early detection can be key to preventing the possibility of developing cancer. You should stay informed with the latest news on prevention and screening. There are several approaches to screening for prostate cancer which are offered at Capitol Imaging Services.
Why Capitol Imaging Services?
Capitol Imaging Services is the largest radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform scans such as an MRI or CT, but we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers. And in most cases, you will pay less out of pocket to have your images performed by us rather than a hospital. Choose Capitol Imaging Services and learn why we are doctor trusted and patient preferred.