Today I’m going to talk about Prostate Cancer. I know what you’re thinking, “why prostate Cancer, it’s for men?”. Well, that’s very true, but I have a plan. I want to give you the awareness of Prostate Cancer so you can participate in the lives of your love ones. I’m sure that all of you either have a husband, brother, son, boyfriend, or grandfather that you care for dearly.
Now, what is Prostate Cancer? According to the American Cancer Association, Prostate Cancer is a gland found only in men. It’s usually located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and its size varies with age. The older men get, the larger the size of the Prostate becomes.
Nobody is really sure what the specific causes of Prostate Cancer are. Here are some factors that contribute:
1) Age- is considered to be a primary risk factor. The older a man is, the higher is the risk. Prostate Cancer is rare among men under the age of 45, but much more common after the age of 50.
2) Genetics- Statistics indicates that genetics is definitely a factor in Prostate Cancer risk in that, it’s more common among Afro-American than in White Americans. And if your father was diagnosed with the Cancer, there is a higher risk that the son may get it.
3) Diet- A review of diets indicates that the Mediterranean diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so and green tea as well.
Let’s see what we can learn from this VIDEO:
Prostate Cancer can be diagnosed via a Prostate Specific Test (PSA), Digital Rectum Exam, MRI Scan, and a Biopsy to name a few. Amongst all the possible ways PSA is the best way to screen for the Cancer. It’s a blood test that measures a protein made by the Prostate that normally is present in the blood. The amount of this protein in the blood normally increases in men who have Prostate Cancer.
Please help men get tested, early detection is the way to go.