Hereditary factor in early prostate cancer:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Prostate cancer has a strong familial factor affecting younger patients. Familial prostate cancer is transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner, says a review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (Vol. 153, pp 895-900). The familial condition accounts for 43% of cases in men under 55 years, but only 9% of prostate cancer cases overall.