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Although many risk factors for prostate cancer can be avoided, it is important to keep in mind that avoiding these risk factors does not guarantee that you will not get cancer. Also, most people with a particular risk factor for prostate cancer do not actually get the disease. Some people are more sensitive than others to factors that can cause prostate cancer. Your doctor can help you determine the prevention methods that might be effective for you.


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