Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer found in men. Here's what you can do to reduce your risk.
For lots of men, the thought of getting prostate cancer can be terrifying. Aside from skin cancer, it is the most common form of cancer found in guys, according to the American Cancer Society, and this year alone, an estimated 164,690 guys will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Men older than 50 are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
It’s important to note that prostate cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence: when caught early (i.e., before it has a chance to spread to other parts of the body), the 5-year survival rate is extremely high at 98 percent. But there are things you can do to significantly reduce your risk.
1) EAT LESS MEAT AND DAIRY
Studies have shown that men who eat foods high in animal fat, such as dairy and red meat, were more likely to develop prostate cancer. It’s important to note that these studies do not show that fattening foods actually cause prostate cancer; rather, they show there is a correlation between prostate cancer and consuming things like cheese or bacon. Nonetheless, oncologist Dr. David Wise of the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone advises patients to err on the side of caution and get most of their fat from avocados and nuts over animal products.
2) EAT YOUR BROCCOLI
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