Risk Factors and Symptoms

Individual risks for developing prostate cancer include:

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Race

Click here for the video, 'What increases the risk of getting prostate cancer? The factors'.

Australian researchers recently announced a world-first discovery. A gene that causes breast cancer can also cause prostate cancer. The confirmation of this new risk factor will help men determine whether they have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer and allows these men to be monitored more closely.


There are three main disorders of the prostate, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostatitis. With early prostate cancer most men have no symptoms.

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About Phillip

Phillip is the Chairman of the Department of Urology, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Clinic since 2003, and a Director of the St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre.

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in New South Wales recently appointed him as clinical director. He is also a member of the National Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Philip is currently the highest volume robotic surgeon in Australasia

He is perhaps best known for his work developing nerve sparing techniques to help patients maximise potency