The things that can increase a man's chance of developing prostate cancer are called risk factors. These include:
- Age. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases as you grow older.
- Family history. If your father or brother has had prostate cancer, your risk of developing it is higher.
- Race. African American men are more likely than other men to develop prostate cancer. They are also more likely to die of prostate cancer than other men with this disease.