How Does Prostate Cancer Develop?
Why prostate cancer develops is still largely uncertain. Previously thought that the male sex hormone testosterone can lead to prostate cancer, this view is no longer tenable today.
Recent research suggests that there may be a link between inflammatory processes in the body and prostate cancer. Details are not yet known. However, several genes have been identified that are increasingly activated in both inflammatory and prostate cancers.
Frequent sexual intercourse does not affect the development of prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer risk factors
Some factors can help increase the risk of prostate cancer:
Prostate cancer can be hereditary . However, only a relatively small proportion of all prostate cancers is familial.
- Undisputed is the rising age as a risk factor.
- Also the diet plays an important role.
- Early detection is important
Prostate cancer initially causes no symptoms, but only when the tumor has exceeded a critical size or has spread dislocations (metastases) in lymph nodes or bones.
Precisely because of the lack of typical symptoms in prostate cancer, it is so important for men to inform themselves about the screening examinations and to pay attention to their bodies.