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Prostate Cancer Prevention and Detection

Prostate cancer may be prevented through a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and daily physical activity. The American Cancer Society recommends a diet low in red meats (especially those high in fat) and high in vegetables, fruits, and grains.

Some studies also suggest that taking 50 milligrams of vitamin E daily can lower the risk of prostate cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for prostate screenings:

  • Starting at age 50, Caucasian men should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of getting tested.
  • If you are African American or have a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, talk to your doctor at age 45.
  • This discussion should take place at age 40 for men with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age. These men are at even higher risk for prostate cancer.

Contact your physician to discuss prostate screening options if you fall into one of the categories above. After talking with your doctor, if you want to be screened, you will be given a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. A digital rectal exam may also be done as a part of the screening.

Norton Cancer Institute is committed to helping men throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana take charge of their health. We offer a full range of advanced prostate cancer treatment options and cancer support services through every phase of care to empower you on the road to recovery.

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