Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


This summary provides information to health care professionals on prostate cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Benefits from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Harms from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Benefits and harms of other prevention interventions
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer development
    • Age
    • Family history
    • Hormones
    • Race
    • Dietary fat
    • Dairy and calcium intake
    • Cadmium exposure
    • Dioxin exposure
  • Opportunities for prevention
    • Hormonal prevention
    • Dietary prevention with fruit, vegetables, and low-fat diet
    • Chemoprevention


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute; National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: June 2006
Original Summary: February 2006
Last Updated: 04/25/08

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