Learn more about prostate cancer
If you’ve taken our online risk checker, you’ll know about the things that can increase your risk of getting prostate cancer. These are known as ‘risk factors’.
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
Can I reduce my risk?
Even if your risk of prostate cancer is low at the moment, it's still possible to develop prostate cancer. A man's risk of prostate cancer increases with age. And if your father or brother is diagnosed with prostate cancer, this may increase your risk even more.
You can’t do anything to change or prevent these risk factors and no-one knows how to prevent prostate cancer. But staying a healthy weight – for example by having a healthy diet and taking regular exercise – may be important.