There are some prostate cancer risk factors you have little control over, such as increasing age, a family history of prostate cancer and race (African-Americans are more likely to develop prostate cancer). However, avoiding other risk factors you do have control over, as well as increasing healthy lifestyle habits, could provide protective benefits and decrease your odds of developing prostate cancer.
Based on research, risk factors you may want to avoid include:
To lower your risk of prostate cancer, try:
Screenings for prostate cancer remain controversial, with some guidelines not recommending them at all, while others recommend men at high risk or advancing age get screened. Speak with your provider about the pros and cons of getting screened.