In recognition of June’s male-friendly health happenings, and Father’s Day, let’s learn more about one of the most common types of cancer for menin the U.S. – prostate cancer – and some health and lifestyle tips for prostate health that can help in preventing cancer.
To start, prostate cancer is a slow-growing malignant tumor that attacks the prostate gland. According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer represents 14% of all new cancer cases diagnosed, and, as of 2011 there were more than 2.7 million men in the U.S. living with prostate cancer.
An in-depth medical report from the New York Times indicates that some of the following risk factors can be a cause for prostate cancer:
To help prevent one of the most common types of cancer in men, here are 6 prostate cancer prevention tips to try adding to your diet and lifestyle:
Remember, with Father’s Day, Men’s Health Month and National Men’s Health Week all in June, it’s a great month to learn more about the risk factors of prostate cancer and start trying these tips to boost your prostate health and help prevent cancer.
And, if you’d like to read about 10 cancer-preventing foods that you can add to your diet, read our article here.
Do you know of any prostate cancer prevention tips that can help against one of the most common types of cancer in men? Please share with us in the comments below!
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