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Am I Likely To Get Prostate Cancer?

Postby Fagin » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:27 am

I'm 14, in grade 9. My science teacher went out of the curriculum to teach us some stuff about genetics (she has a masters in genetics). We talked about cancer and mutations and diseases. Now this got me thinking:

My Dad had prostate cancer, and he got it treated. He was in the hospital for a week, so I don't think it was very serious. My maternal grandfather had it, and he also got it treated. This means it's on my Mom's side, and my Dad's. Am I likely to get it, and can it be serious?
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Am I Likely To Get Prostate Cancer?

Postby Ahimelech » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:28 am

One fact for sure men in western nations have a higher chance it is the second leading cause of death among men by cancer next to lung cancer as for Genetics that's not so easily answered. Your so young to be worried about such things enjoy your youth it is so fleeting
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Am I Likely To Get Prostate Cancer?

Postby rhys33 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:32 am

Men have a lifetime risk 1 in 6 for prostate cancer, with a first degree relative having the disease your risk is slightly higher, but at 14 this is not a concern for about another 30 years.
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