treatments for prostate cancer have improved dramatically and are very effective, especially when the
disease is caught in early stages, prevention is still the goal. Although
it is not possible to completely prevent all cases of prostate cancer,
there are a number of things that men can do to reduce their risk. Cut
your chances of developing prostate cancer with this advice.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Obesity is associated with many different kinds of cancer, including prostate
cancer. Managing your weight can help to make your chances of getting
prostate cancer lower. If you are overweight, eat fewer calories and aim
to get about 30 minutes of physical activity most days. These healthy
lifestyle habits will help you lose weight and will make it easier to
maintain your healthier weight and lower cancer risk that comes with it.
Smoking is one of the most dangerous things you can do for your health.
Most people think of the effect smoking has on the heart and lungs but
overlook the other health complications it can cause. Smoking increases
the risk of prostate cancer, and smoking combined with heavy drinking
can increase that risk even more. Quitting is difficult, but help is available.
Talk to your doctor about strategies for giving up smoking, including
support groups and medicines that help to control cravings.
Adjust Your Diet
There is evidence that keeping your intake of red meat and processed meats
to a minimum is helpful in reducing your risk of prostate cancer. Eating
more fish, especially fish that has omega-3 fatty acids, may also help
to cut the chances of prostate cancer. Tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables,
and green tea are also smart additions to your diet if you are trying
to protect yourself from prostate cancer.
At Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, we are committed to helping
you live your healthiest life possible, with comprehensive medical services
ranging from emergency care and stroke care to maternity services and
geriatric psych services in Las Vegas. To request a referral to one of our physicians, please call (702) 880-2700.