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Do My Genes Impact my Risk for Prostate Cancer?

By ryandahlhauser ‐ August 9, 2023

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among all races and Hispanic origin populations according to the CDC. About 1/8 males will get prostate cancer, and this number is increased to 1/6 for African Americans (who may even have a more aggressive version at younger ages). Those with high Gleason scores, metastatic cancer, young ages of diagnosis, and multiple family members with prostate cancer are good candidates for genetic counseling. Hear from Joy Larsen Hiadle, a board certified genetic counselor working in the cancer setting who has authored multiple practice guidelines.


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