Prostate Cancer Risk Factors as well as comments on Prevention of Prostate Cancer are summarized on this page. Please note that not all risk factors as well as prevention suggestions are equally applicable to initial prostate cancer occurrence and to prostate cancer recurrence.

 Risk Factors

Risks Factors Include Age, Race/Ethnicity, Family History, Genes, Diet, Obesity and Chemical Exposure (Agent Orange).

ACS: Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer

Johns Hopkins, January 15, 2009: Research Links Obesity and Prostate Cancer Metastases

      Related: Calculate your Body Mass Index - BMI

Risk Calculator

A new risk calculator (2014) is available to calculate the probability of having a positive or negative biopsy after a PSA test.

Reduce Your Risk (Cancer & Occurrence)

• Limit Animal Fats (especially meat rich in omega-6,
   grilled & fried food)
• Increase Fiber/Lycopene (Tomato, Cauliflower) Intake
• Add Omega-3 Fatty Fish (Salmon, Sardines, Herring)
• Avoid too much Calcium
• Check Vitamin D3 Level (add supplements)
• Exercise, 4-5 times a week

Check with your doctor/nutritionist!

 

Prevention

Prevention of prostate cancer is strongly related to living healthy. Prostate cancer cannot be be prevented, but you can lower your chances of getting the disease - and of lowering your risk of recurrence once you were treated.

See also articles in our Archived News (Diet and General Health)

ACS: Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

Prostate Cancer Foundation: Prevention

WebMD, December 22, 2008: Is There a Prostate Cancer Diet?

Prostate Cancer Diet (by Deana L. Cox, RD, LD, CNSC)

Cancer Foundation for Life (CFFL) is offering a free individualized fitness program (FitSTEPS) for cancer survivors. CFFL currently  has 8 locations in the Dallas/Plano area.
Add fiber and fruit to your diet
Salmon contains needed Omega 3
A slow walker is faster than a couch potato

Pro's and Con's:

Just as treatment options undergo constant refinements, the knowledge on risk factors and prevention is evolving as well. Data are based on years of studies or trials and will, subsequently, be occasionally revised.

Natl. Cancer Institute (NCI): Selenium and Vitamin E (SELECT Trial)

Mega Multivitamins and Prostate Cancer

Pomegranate and Prostate Cancer (see also Mixed Opinions on bottom of page)

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