Prostate cancer is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors.[1-3]
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
|Increases risk||Decreases risk|
|'Sufficient' or 'convincing' evidence|
|'Limited' or probable evidence||
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) classifications.
a IARC classifies evidence on body fatness for fatal prostate cancer as limited, WCRF/AICR classifies evidence on body fatness for advanced prostate cancer as probable
- International Agency for Research on Cancer. List of Classifications by cancer sites with sufficient or limited evidence in humans, Volumes 1 to 119. Accessed September 2017.
- Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, et al. Body Fatness and Cancer--Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 25;375(8):794-8.
- World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Continuous Update Project Findings & Reports. Accessed October 2016.