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Read John's Story
John's Prostate Cancer Risk Profile email this page to a friendemail this page
  • Age 61
  • African American  
  • Frequent urge to urinate  
  • Father had prostate cancer
Test your knowledge of John's risk factors for prostate cancer.
John’s race—he is African American—has no bearing on his risk for prostate cancer.
The fact that his father had prostate cancer increases John's risk of getting it.
Since John is in his 60s, he is too young to be worried about prostate cancer.
John has a more frequent urge to pass urine. This means that he has prostate cancer.
Click the numbered tabs at the top of the page to learn how - and if - you can reduce your prostate cancer risk.

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