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High Risk Due to Family History

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  • Understanding the Impact of Family History
    • A strong family history of prostate cancer, especially in immediate family members like a father or brother, can greatly increase your risk.
    • Genetic factors can influence the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and the age at which you are diagnosed.
  • Recommended Actions
    • Genetic Counseling: Consider genetic testing and counseling to understand your risk better and to inform your family members about their potential risk.
    • Proactive Screening: Early and regular screening is crucial if you have a strong family history of prostate cancer.
  • Remember:
    • While family history is a non-modifiable risk factor, understanding its implications can help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions about screening and prevention strategies.