Can You Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Lifestyle is always important. Not only for prostate cancer but for any kind of cancer, make sure you have a healthy diet, you exercise. and quit smoking and drinking alcohol. Alcohol and smoking make bad cells duplicate ever quicker, which makes it harder to stop or even eradicate cancer.

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Be careful with folic acid. Cancer.gov states that folate is a kind of vitamin B that occurs naturally in some foods, such as green vegetables, beans, and orange juice. Folic acids are a man-made form of folate that is found in vitamin supplements and fortified foods, such as whole-grain bread and cereals. A 10-year study showed that the risk of prostate cancer was increased in men who took 1 milligram (mg) supplements of folic acid. However, the risk of prostate cancer was lower in men who had enough folate in their diets.

 

Don’t be shy. There are specific tests that can measure your risk to see if this type of cancer is common in your family. Most men are shy about taking those exams because they involve checking your private parts, but all men should get checked after 50 and if you have a family history of prostate cancer, your doctor might recommend it sooner.  This might not prevent cancer, but the sooner you detect the problem, the quicker and the easier it is to deal with it.

As you can see, there is more you can do than you thought, and it’s important to talk about it and ask questions if you know of a family member that’s had it If you think you could likely to get cancer, talk to your doctors as soon as possible. Never leave it for later!