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Posted by Vishal Chand (Republished by Forum Admin)
Is prostate cancer hereditary?
And generally which age group is more susceptible?
Answered by Dr Raj Vikesh Tiwari, Associate Consultant, Department of Urology at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH)
Dear Mr Chand, thanks for the question.
In general, the 3 major risk factors for prostate cancer include older age, race (African-American) and family history. Familial or hereditary prostate cancer represents 10% of all prostate cancers, where we see clustering of prostate cancer in certain families. By definition, to have familial prostate cancer there must be 3 generations affected, with 3 first degree relatives (direct relations) or 3 relatives under the age of 55 years. Having a family member with prostate cancer may increase one’s risk of having prostate cancer. If one relative is affected, there is 2 - 3 times risk over the average person. If two relatives are affected, there is a 5 times risk, and if 3 relatives are affected, there is an 11 times risk. In addition, familial breast cancer also confers a greater risk of prostate cancer in those families as they share the same gene (BRCA 1 gene). In general, for those with a significant family history of prostate cancer, we do advise them to seek physicians’ advice regarding risk and benefits, and do a blood PSA test after the age of 45 years. I hope this answer has helped you! Regards.
Posted by Ang EH (Republished by Forum Admin)
I did MRI over my prostate and the doctor found an area of suspicious and later over a conference with radiology, the opinion is that it is not likely to be suspicious.
I had no pain except that there are occasionally difficulty to start urinating but when there is urge, there is no issue urinating.
Often I feel there seems to be an urge but not very urgent, then likely there will be no urine.
Years ago, I have done biopsy over prostate and found ok.
I have taken avadag over several years say 3 to 4 years.
What do you recommend and the follow up? Thank you!