What causes prostate cancer? - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

What causes prostate cancer?

Farjaad M. Siddiq, M.D., Urologist Farjaad M. Siddiq, M.D., Urologist

We still do not know exactly what causes prostate cancer, but researchers have found some risk factors and are trying to learn just how these factors cause prostate cells to become cancerous.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person's chance of getting a disease. Risk factors for prostate cancer include age, race, nationality, diet, family history and lack of exercise.

Click here to read more about these known risk factors for prostate cancer.

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