Prostate Cancer High Risk Clinic
Prostate Cancer Risk Consult Clinic
Who Can Participate?
- Men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer
- Men with a family history of prostate cancer
What we offer
- In-person education session with a medical oncologist regarding risk factors for prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, genetics of prostate cancer, and possible risk reduction strategies
- Detailed evaluation of family history of cancer for comprehensive risk assessment
- Discussion of any relevant genetic testing for prostate cancer or other cancers
- Prostate cancer screening and follow-up for at-risk men in order to detect prostate cancer at the earliest and most curable point
- Feedback regarding diet and lifestyle modifications that may impact prostate cancer risk
- Opportunity to participate in prevention-oriented research focused on identifying genetic markers for personalized prostate cancer risk assessment
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, second to only lung cancer. Last year over 215,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 30,000 died from this disease. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at an even greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center's Risk Assessment Program offers programs for both men who are at high risk of prostate cancer as well as for those who have had a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Who Can Participate
Men ages 35 to 69 years of age:
- With at least one first-degree relative (such as brother or father) with a diagnosis of prostate cancer or
- With at least two second-degree relatives with prostate cancer (such as two uncles) on the same side of the family (either paternal or maternal) or
- Who have tested positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation or
- Who are African-American regardless of family history
For more information on Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment at Fox Chase Cancer Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-627-9684.
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