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Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Prevention
Prostate cancer symptoms are similar to those of chronic prostatitis. After skin cancer, it is the second most common diagnosed cancer for men in the U.S.
Even though, prostate cancer is usually treatable and often not fatal, next to lung cancer, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death for American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and an estimated 30,000 will die.
The prostate is a small walnut sized gland, in the reproductive system of men, that makes and stores semen. It surrounds the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder – and is located between the bladder and the rectum. If it becomes swollen and too large as a result of inflammation, which often occurs as men grow older, the flow of urine may be slowed down or even stopped. The most common symptoms are difficulties related to urination.
Although many risk factors, such as age, a family history of prostate cancer and race (It’s most common in African American men) are unavoidable, there are many things a man can do to help reduce his chances – including exercise, weight management, maintaining an active sex life, quitting smoking and eating a good diet.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cancer is closely related to a person’s diet. They both recommend Americans eat a lot less red meat – particularly high fat and processed meats – and less high fat dairy products. They also recommend eating lots of omega 3 fish, such as toxin free wild salmon.
Studies have also proven that men who eat the highest amounts of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables have a lower incidence of cancer, including prostate cancer, and a higher rate of survival. A man from Hong Kong, for example, eating a diet of rice, fish and vegetables has a 50% less risk of prostate cancer than a man from northern Europe eating a diet high in meat and full fat dairy. And if either man does get prostate cancer, the man from Honk Kong is eight times more likely to survive.
This is one reason why the ACS and NCI are now recommending that Americans consume an optimum diet of nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
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