How to cut your risk of prostate cancer

How to cut your risk of prostate cancer

There's an increased prevalence of prostate cancer among males with aging. Prostate cancer is a slow-growing tumor of older men, constituting the most common type of non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men. Though the exact pathogenesis is not clear, epidemiological evidence supports a relationship between prostate cancer and serum levels of testosterone.  Researchers don't completely comprehend the relationship between diet and prostate cancer prevention, but studies suggest that certain eating habits may help.

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Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer

  • Sudden erectile dysfunction.
  • Frequent urination, particularly at night.
  • Difficulty stopping or starting urination.
  • A painful or burning sensation while urination or ejaculation.
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate

If cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the back, hips, thighs, shoulders, or other bones
  • Swelling or fluid buildup in the legs or feet
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Change in bowel habits

There is no specific way to cut your risk of prostate cancer. Many risk factors such as age, race, and family history can't be controlled. But there are some things you can do that might lower your risk of prostate cancer.

Maintaining Healthy Weight- Since obesity has been correlated with increased prostate cancer incidence, maintaining a healthy weight is essential.

A healthy diet- It should consist of abundant fruits and vegetables and natural food instead of processed and refined foods. So, eat food. Not too much. Limit fats from red meat and limit dairy products. Try to incorporate cooked tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower) into many of your weekly meals.

Quitting Nicotine Habit- Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol intake. Quitting your nicotine habit will also help your chances of surviving prostate cancer.

Regular Exercise- Staying active and exercising on a regular basis can reduce your risk for prostate cancer.

Frequent sexual intercourse - Men who have regular sexual intercourse or masturbate often may lower their risk for prostate cancer, possibly because ejaculation cleans out cancer-causing compounds that can accumulate in the gland.

Regular Check-up- Be proactive by seeing your doctor regularly for a rectal exam of the prostate and a PSA blood test on the safe side. Abnormal findings on these tests are what prompt, quick recoveries, the definitive means of diagnosing prostate cancer.

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The brief answer is yes. Prostate cancer can be cured but when detected and treated early and on time. The vast majority of prostate cancer cases (more than 90 percent) are discovered in the early stages, making the tumors more likely to respond to treatment. A healthy lifestyle, including a  nutritious diet with less processed food, maintaining proper weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol, can lessen one's risk of many chronic diseases that might occur, including this prostate cancer. Be proactive by getting a 15-second exam of the prostate and PSA blood test every year regularly. Prevention and early detection are crucial to maintaining both quantity and quality of life.