Family History of Prostate Cancer Not Linked to Tumor Aggressiveness, Study Indicates

Family History of Prostate Cancer Not Linked to Tumor Aggressiveness, Study Indicates
Many doctors take family history of cancer into account when recommending treatments for several types of cancer. But a family history of prostate cancer is not associated with an increased risk of developing an aggressive form of the cancer, a study indicates. The finding suggests that family history should not be the lone criteria doctors use to decide on active surveillance rather than treatment of localized prostate cancer. Another study finding is that African-American men with a family history of prostate cancer may be at increased risk of a more aggressive disease, although more research is needed to confirm the finding. The research, "Prostate cancer, family hist
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