Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates that 217,730 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer during 2010, and about 32,050 men died of the disease. Urologists recognize that certain men are at higher risk of prostate cancer than others. One risk factor is race—twice as many African American men die of prostate cancer than Caucasian men. Another significant risk factor is family history. Having a first-degree male relative (father or brother) with prostate cancer more than doubles one’s risk. Also, men who have been diagnosed with a precancerous condition known as high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) are also believed to be at higher risk of prostate cancer. Any man with one or more of these identifiable risk factors may be able to delay or decrease the risk of prostate cancer by making appropriate modifications to his diet and lifestyle. For more information, please click on the tabs below.