If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may wonder what caused it and how your doctor will treat it. Prostate cancer treatment can include a range of treatments to give you the best results. Your Cochise Oncology specialist will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
What Causes Prostate Cancer?
While scientists do not know precisely what causes prostate cancer, they have identified several factors that increase your risk. Only men have a prostate, and most men with prostate cancer are over the age of 65. Research has found an association between prostate cancer and higher red meat and fat consumption. Scientists have found that higher testosterone levels also play a role. As with many other types of cancer, family history can put you at a higher risk of prostate cancer.