A black man's risk
1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men, who have a 1 in 8 chance of getting prostate cancer.
You may also be more likely to get prostate cancer if:
- you are aged 45 or over – and your risk increases as you get older
- your father or brother has had it.
If you’re overweight or obese, you might have a higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer that’s aggressive (more likely to spread) or advanced (spread outside the prostate).
Worried about your risk? Contact our Specialist Nurses.