Prostate cancer has become very prominent in America recently, affecting millions of men. However, this cancer can be treated successfully and the cancer survivor can continue leading a normal life if medical attention occurs early.
Prostate cancer is most often diagnosed after complaints of urination pain. However, sometimes it occurs with no symptoms at all! It’s important to know the ways to avoid cancer with healthy living, and to understand the treatments available if you are diagnosed.
How to Avoid the Onset of Prostate Cancer
While the exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown, there are ways to avoid it. The biggest recommendation from healthcare professionals is a healthy diet. If you drink a lot of caffeine or alcohol, you are increasing your chance of prostate cancer.
Another factor is eating an unhealthy amount of trans fats and refined sugars. Balance your diet with foods rich in zinc (seafood, spinach, nuts, beans, etc.) and selenium (whole wheat or rye bread, pork, sunflower seeds, chicken, turkey, etc.). To stay on the safe side, eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables.
Prostate Cancer Treatments
Having regular examinations is a very effective tool to fight this type of cancer. The sooner the cancer is found, the faster we can help eradicate it from your body! Multiple ways we can eliminate the cancer include:
- Hormonal Therapy: This therapy reduces testosterone levels and aids surgery in forcing the prostate cancer into remission.
- Prostatectomy: This is a surgery which requires removal of the entire prostate gland.
- Radiation Therapy: This type of therapy uses x-ray energy to destroy the tumor.
Our urology specialists factor in your age, health, and stage of the tumor while deciding which treatment is best for you. Your personal preference is also very important to us!
Contact a USGA professional today for a regular checkup or any other need you may have!