Risk Factors, Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Stacy Loeb, Edward M. Schaeffer

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Abstract

Approximately one in six men in the United States will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime. Genetic and environmental variables play a role in determining prostate cancer risk. This article highlights the latest evidence regarding the risk factors for prostate cancer. The current screening strategies using prostate-specific antigen and digital rectal examination are also discussed, as well as the limitations of these protocols and potential methods for improving early detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-621
Number of pages19
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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Early Detection of Cancer
Prostatic Neoplasms
Digital Rectal Examination
Prostate-Specific Antigen

Keywords

  • Prevention
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate-specific antigen
  • Risk factors
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Risk Factors, Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer. / Loeb, Stacy; Schaeffer, Edward M.

In: Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice, Vol. 36, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 603-621.

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Loeb, Stacy ; Schaeffer, Edward M. / Risk Factors, Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer. In: Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 603-621.
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