Prostate Cancer


Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. Yet, when detected in its early stages, prostate cancer can be effectively treated and cured.

There are ways to reduce one’s chance of getting prostate cancer. There has been recent data to support the use of a common prostate BPH drug, Finasteride, to reduce the likelihood of getting prostate cancer. Other trials are also underway for use of medications and supplements to reduce prostate cancer risk.

Many nutritional risk factors have been identified to reduce prostate cancer risk including a diet high in antioxidants, soy and fiber. High meat and fat diets should be discouraged. Jamie Leff, M.S., R.D. is an expert at men’s health nutrition.

The mainstay of treatment for prostate cancer is early detection. Like any cancer, the earlier it is caught the more options are available. Using various blood tests, urine tests and examination techniques, if performed on a regular basis, prostate cancer can often be detected in time for cure. The death rate from prostate cancer has dramatically reduced for those people who abide by regular screening. SFVUA has a regular screening program.

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