Prostate cancer is a type cancer that affects the prostrate gland.
Prostate is a small walnut shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports the sperm.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. However while some prostate cancer grows slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer that is detected at early stages has a better chance of treatment than the one that is detected late.
Blood in the semen or urine.
Discomfort in the pelvic area.
Pain or burning urination.
When to see a doctor
make an appointment with your doctor once you see signs or symptoms that worries you.
It is not clear what brings about prostate cancer. Doctors know that prostate cancer begins when some cells in your prostrate becomes abnormal.
Factors that increase your prostate cancer risk includes:
Race (black men carry greater risk of prostate cancer).
You can reduce your prostate cancer risk if you:
Eat a healthy diet that mostly contains fruits and vegetables.
Exercise most days of the week.
Maintaining a healthy weight.
Talk to your doctor about increased risk of prostate cancer.
This treatments are very effective especially during its early stage.
Eating soya beans products.
Eating tomatoes: tomatoes are a great source of lycopene. Some studies have suggested that eating tomatoes could help protect against cancer growth and aggressive prostate cancer.
Eating vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and spinach. Research have shown that eating these vegetables can help slow down the risk of prostate cancer.