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Prostate cancer

20 August 2010

Brothers hold clues to prostate cancer

Men who have a brother with prostate cancer are more likely than other men to be diagnosed with the disease, but the reason may have to do with greater surveillance than genetics.

Men who have a brother with prostate cancer are more likely than other men to be diagnosed with the disease, but the reason may have more to do with greater surveillance than genetics, a new study suggests.

The researchers also found that the incidence of prostate cancer among brothers of prostate cancer patients was highest during the first year after the first brother's diagnosis.

 

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