The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »
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To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.
Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.
Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »
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Adding common foods like apples, watermelons, cranberries, tomatoes and more to your diet can help you avoid developing — prostate cancer.
Researchers discovered that several natural compounds found in foods starve cancerous tumors of the nutrition they need to thrive.
The most promising active ingredients can be found in apple peels, rosemary, turmeric, red grapes, berries and green tea.
Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their… Read More »
Is there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?
Yes… And here are few suggestions
Do not smoke
There appears to be a strong association between smoking and prostate cancer mortality. A study published in JAMA in 2011 followed 5,366 men with prostate cancer for 20 years. The study found smokers had a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer mortality. Another study published in… Read More »
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Researchers from the University of Victoria in Australia analyzed 26 previous scientific studies that linked the daily consumption of alcohol to prostate cancer.
Apparently drinking just one pint of beer every day raises the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 23 per cent, a study has found. But even as little as half a pint a week increased the likelihood of contracting the cancer
They found that men who drank… Read More »
Some research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.
For example, in a study of men with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising (PSA doubling time). A longer PSA doubling time can indicate that the cancer may be progressing less rapidly.
But this study did not… Read More »
Men who have prostate cancer could reduce their risk of death by up to a third by eating nuts regularly, new research has suggested.
The researchers, experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston, studied 47,000 men over 26 years and identified 6,800 who had developed prostate cancer.
Writing in the British Journal of Cancer they found no “statistically significant associations” between eating nuts and being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
However,… Read More »
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There is not enough information yet to make clear recommendations about the role diet plays in prostate cancer. Dietary changes may need to be made many years earlier in a man’s life to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.
The following briefly summarizes the current research:
A diet high in fat, especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. However, no prospective studies, meaning studies that follow men with… Read More »
While the exact cause and causes of prostate cancer are not known there are some things you can do that may lower your risk.
Studies suggest that men who get regular physical activity have a slightly lower risk of prostate cancer. There is some evidence that vigorous activity may have a greater effect, especially on the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. If you are of African descent it may… Read More »