Prostate Cancer UK - Risk Checker Campaign

March 2022

Prostate Cancer UK - Risk Checker Campaign

Am I at risk of prostate cancer?

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. We don't know exactly what causes prostate cancer but there are some things that may mean you are more likely to get it – these are called risk factors.

There are three main risk factors for getting prostate cancer, which are things you can't change. These are:

getting older – it mainly affects men aged 50 or over
having a family history of prostate cancer
being black.
If you have any of these risk factors or if you have any symptoms, speak to your GP. They can talk to you about your risk, and about the tests that are used to diagnose prostate cancer. You can also get in touch with our Specialist Nurses, who can help you understand your risk of prostate cancer.

Check your risk in 30 seconds here: https://prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checker.html

Read prostate information at: https://prostatecanceruk.org/