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Prostate Cancer Family Tree

Family history is a risk factor for prostate cancer. Having one close relative with a prostate cancer diagnosis may double your risk of getting the disease. It is also important to know about a family history of breast, ovarian, or pancreatic cancers. Gene mutations found in those cancers have been identified in prostate cancer and linked to more aggressive disease.

We encourage you to use this information in conversations with your healthcare team about prostate cancer and related topics.