Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men. Survival rates continue to rise with improved screening, detection and treatment. Smilow Cancer Hospital's Greenwich Hospital Campus offers a full spectrum of services from screenings and educational forums to advanced treatments such as cryotherapy and robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci surgical system.
Learn more about all aspects of prostate cancer and services offered at Smilow Cancer Hospital's Greenwich Hospital Campus:
Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Risk factors are traits that put people at risk of developing cancer.
Although prostate cancer can strike at any time, the risk of developing the disease increases with age. Men over 65 represent two-thirds of all cases.
For reasons unknown, African-Americans are twice as likely as Caucasians to develop prostate cancer. Asians and American Indians have the lowest incidence.
A family history of prostate cancer can raise a person’s risk. This is especially true if the disease has hit several relatives or developed before age 60. Some men could benefit from genetic counseling to assess their risk for cancer.
Studies suggest a diet rich in vegetables may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, while a high-fat diet may increase the odds of contracting the disease.
Greenwich Hospital offers a wide selection of private consultations, counseling and support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones.
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Programs such as Prostate Cancer Education Forum are listed in our Calendar.