Prostate gland weighs about 20 grams, like the size of a walnut, located just below the bladder. Prostate cancer is the most common types of cancer in men. In America, the new cases of prostate cancer were more than 180 thousand in 2016, which was the top of the male cancer, another 26, 000 died from it. The incidence of prostate cancer was about 60 per 100 thousands and the mortality was about 6 to 9 per 100 thousands in 2016. The average age of prostate cancer patients was 60, mainly from 55 to 75 years old.
When prostate cancer first starts to develop, there are often no obvious symptoms. But the development as the prostate cancer and exasperate degree, the symptoms can become more obvious.
Prostate cancer may cause one or more of the following symptoms:
It's not clear what causes prostate cancer, but we know the main risk factors are associated with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer risks factors include:
Have a family history of prostate cancer or breast cancer: People with family history of prostate or breast cancer have a higher risk of prostate cancer than people who do not have family history of prostate or breast cancer.
Men over the age of 50: The incidence of prostate cancer increases with your age.
Obesity: Some studies have shown that obese people have an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Black people: Black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than whites and yellow men, yellow men have a lower risk of prostate cancer than white men.
If you meet the above-mentioned conditions, you need extra attention. Regular physical examination is necessary (Suggest: PSA and fPSA tests).
Your diet may affect your risk of prostate cancer
Reduce fat and red meat intake, Increase dietary fiber intake
Your should eat in diet rich in Vitamin E, selenium, lycopene,etc. Such as green tea, grapefruit, tomato, watermelon and so on.
Excessive consumption of Calcium may increases your risk of developing prostate cancer
helps to adjust the psychological balance, the effective elimination of stress, improve sleep, which has some value in preventing cancer.
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