Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer, Risk Factors & Prevention

Prostate Cancer, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors & Prevention

Hello to my readers, especially my male readers. I did a video recently on prostate cancer and thought that instead of leaving it on You Tube where some people would not see it.

I chose to discuss this topic because I am seeing more and more men being diagnosed with cancer, especially in their 50s and 60s. This video gives you the basics so that you can decide if and when you need to seek medical attention. It also gives you a few things which you can do to decrease your chances of  developing cancer.

Diet & Life Style Changes

The video talks about eating healthy as a means of decreasing your chances of developing prostate cancer. Consider including vegetables and fruits in to your diet and decreasing foods which are high in sugar and unhealthy fats. Consider using more organic and fresh foods instead of eating processed foods. Processed foods are less in nutrients  due to processing and may contain chemicals (sometimes used to preeserve the food) which are unhealthy for the body.

Take time to exercise as this helps in strengthening the body’s immune system, increasing blood and oxygen flow to the body.

Ensure that you get adequate amounts of vitamin D, which is necessary for a strong immune system.

The Digital/Manual Examination of the Prostate/Prostate Gland

As a nurse, I found that men were afraid of getting their prostate checked. Some have told me they do not like the idea of a finger being inserted in their rectum: they have read about it and does not feel comfortable getting it done.

If you are someone who is afraid of doing the digital check ( a finger being inserted in the rectum) I urge you to overcome that fear as it is a simple test and does not cause any pain. Your doctor will help you decide  if you need this test.

Educate Yourself About Prostate Cancer

Listen to the video and act.  Click this  link to read more about prostate cancer. All the best in life and health to you.


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