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Question 7#

Which of the following is TRUE regarding the pathogenesis of prostate cancer?

a. If 2 or more first-degree relatives have prostate cancer the risk of developing the disease increases 5–11 fold
b. It is estimated 20% are hereditary
c. Japanese men have a lower incidence of latent/indolent disease than US men
d. In the US, African American men have a lower incidence and mortality from prostate cancer than White American men
e. Increasing age is not a risk factor for developing prostate cancer

Correct Answer is A


Answer A

It is estimated 9% of prostate cancer is hereditary, other risk factors include ethnicity and increasing age, the incidence of latent/indolent prostate cancer is very similar throughout the world.