Studies from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that more younger men may be being diagnosed with the uncommon aggressive form of prostate cancer.
The most common age for prostate cancer occurrence is between the ages of 60 and 90. Most of these so-called prostate cancers detected are the Gleason 6 (3+3) “cancers” and on both clinical and molecular biology grounds, these have none of the hallmarks of a real cancer. In fact, the very common Gleason 6 prostate “cancer” behaves as noncancerous and is not a health-risk.
The University of Michigan researchers data however, suggested that younger patients with prostate cancer may be more likely to experience the uncommon aggressive form of prostate cancer. This particular form of prostate cancer demands attention and treatment but not through robotic prostatectomy.
In part, these aggressive forms of prostate cancer may be more advanced at presentation as younger men are not routinely screened for prostate cancer.
Family history may play a role. Researchers have found that men with a family history of prostate cancer have a two- to three-times greater chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The more relatives who have the disease, the greater the risk is. However, only the uncommon high-grade disease is potentially lethal.
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