Prostate Health

The National Prostate Cancer Coalition reports that one in six men will get prostate cancer, but if caught early, nearly 100% survive. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and obesity. Doctors recommend annual PSA tests after age 50.

How common is prostate cancer? 

According to Prostate Cancer Foundation they state "Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the US (excluding skin cancer), and the second leading cause of cancer in men worldwide. 1 in 8 US men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives."

Who is at risk?

  • All men
  • Age. The older the man the higher the risk of getting prostate cancer. 
  • Race. African American men and Caribbean men of African ancestry are more at risk of getting prostate cancer than any other race. 
  • Geography. Most common in North America, Northwestern Europe, Australia, and on Caribbean islands. Less common in Asia, Africa, Central America, and South American.
  • Family history. Has there been any men in your family that has had prostate cancer?
  • Gene changes. Gene mutation increases the risk. 
  1. Prevention
  2. Screening
  3. Signs you should see your medical provider
  4. Statistics
  • Diet. Adopt an "anti-inflammatory diet" 
    • low in meat, sugar, processed foods, and dairy products
    • less calories
    • more bright colored vegetables
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight
  • Watch your calcium intake
  • Swap red meat for plant based protein and fish
  • Incorporate cooked tomatoes
  • Avoid smoking
  • Seek medical treatment for the following:
    • Stress
    • High blood pressure
    • diabetes
    • high cholesterol
    • depression
  • Avoid over-supplementation with megavitamins
  • For  men 45 years and older discuss with your provider the risks and a PSA screening test