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Age: The longer a man lives, the greater the likelihood of developing prostate cancer.
Family history: Having a close relative with prostate cancer increases your risk, particularly if your relative developed prostate cancer at an earlier age. The link between family history and your own risk of prostate cancer only applies to men on your father’s side of the family.
Race: African American men are at greater risk of aggressive prostate cancers and developing prostate cancer at a younger age.
We offer robust clinical trial programs for prostate cancer. These research studies evaluate new medical approaches, devices, drugs, and other treatments.
As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may be eligible to participate in open clinical trials. Open trials refer to studies currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.
You can access Stanford’s expertise and compassionate care for any stage or type of prostate cancer at a location that is convenient for you. We always accept new patients, and we take many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medi-Cal.