Preventing Prostate Cancer

While any health condition can be considered serious, there are few that make people feel the same as they do when they hear the word cancer. For men, prostate cancer is one of those conditions. Luckily, there are many ways that men can reduce their risk or even prevent prostate cancer. Here are a few potentially life-saving tips:

  • Stick with a low-fat diet – Various studies have shown that high fat content in a diet increases a man’s chances risk of developing prostate cancer. While it’s not shown that excessive amounts of fat can cause cancer, reducing the amount of fat consumed can help avoid potential risks.
  • Increase fruit and vegetable intake – The vitamins and nutrients often thought to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer can be found in fruits and vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can also makes less room for high-fat foods.
  • Choose fish – Certain fish, such as salmon and tuna, may be able to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. These fatty fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to helping reduce the risk.
  • Reduce the dairy consumption – Some studies show that the men who consume the most dairy have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer.
  • Maintain healthy weight – Men who are overweight or considered obese may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

At Saint Francis Healthcare, we know how serious prostate cancer can be and the kind of impact it can have on a man's life. We help men find the cancer treatment options they need and deliver highly personalized cancer care.

Call Saint Francis Hematology-Medical Oncology today at 302.421.4860
if you have or believe you have prostate cancer.

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