Preventing Prostate Cancer

Posted by CancerInformation on November 2nd, 2014

A new study recently unveiled by the American Association for Cancer Research shows that a low daily dose of aspirin by may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 17%. While aspirin has long been used as a daily preventative for stroke and even heart attacks, it has now been shown to be equally effective n preventing a variety of cancers including prostate, lung, breast, and colon cancers. Aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory drugs of its kind, has been shown to reduce the production of a cancer-causing hormone. This is a big unveiling for the world of cancer prevention and certainly something that many people will be talking with their doctors about in the weeks and months to come.


It is developments such as this that allow people to take control of their lives and do what they can to prevent the onset of cancers of many kinds, including prostate cancer. Here are some other ways to help prevent prostate cancer:


  • Pay special attention to your diet by reducing your intake of fats, especially animal fats, and dairy, while increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables as well as fish.


  • Incorporate exercise into your daily routine.


  • Quit smoking. This is one of the most important things you can to do to help prevent cancer of any kind, including prostate cancer.


  • Reduce stress.


  • Manage cholesterol and high blood pressure.


  • Remain committed to yearly screenings. Prostate cancer is found most often through regular screenings so be sure to make that a part of your life. Diagnosing prostate cancer at its earliest stages allows for the most effective treatment and the best possibility for cure.


Prostate cancer can’t always be prevented but there’s much that you can do to limit your risks as much as possible. Take control of your life and make your health a priority.


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Dr. Echt and his team at the Prostate Seed Institute offer the most highly sophisticated methods of radiation therapy available in the United States, equal to that found in major medical center and academic settings. These include prostate seed implantation, high dose radiation implants, and external beam radiation with image-guided and intensity-modulated (IGRT and IMRT) capabilities.


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