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Prostate Cancer for 18 Year Old?

02/23/2007

Question:

Is it likely that someone who is 18 years old to have prostate cancer if they are experiencing some slight symptoms?

Answer:

It would be extremely unlikely that an 18 year old would have prostate cancer, it would much more likely they have prostatitis. Certainly if they have a strong family history of prostate cancer they should see a Urologist.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University