Prostate Cancer: Know Your Genetic Risk

Every 3.2 minutes, a man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can be inherited, and multiple genes may be responsible for inherited risk. Genetic testing can identify genetic mutations responsible for prostate cancer development. An individual may also receive valuable information for treatment and screening recommendations. This information also benefits family members.

Genetic testing and genetic counseling can provide further understanding of inherited cancer risks. Men should talk to their doctors to see if genetic consultation for inherited prostate cancer risk is right for them.