Too young for prostate cancer?

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update…

30584ABFCMYK75Prostate cancer is often thought to be an older man’s disease – and it is indeed most common in men in their 70s and 80s. But researchers at the University of Michigan say that the number of younger men (under 61) being diagnosed has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years, with the disease tending to be more aggressive in this age group. Whereas most prostate cancers are slow growing, with their older sufferers tending to die of some other cause, when the cancer strikes at an early age it is because the tumour is growing more quickly. Men with a family history of prostate cancer have a two-to-three times greater risk of developing it themselves. Other research has recently found that having a vasectomy can slightly raise a man’s risk of aggressive prostate cancer. For more information and to find out about your own risk factors, go to


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