Risk Factors and
Risks Factors Include Age, Race/Ethnicity, Family History, Genes, Diet, Obesity and Chemical Exposure (Agent Orange).
Reduce Your Risk (Cancer & Recurrence)
Limit Animal Fats (especially meat rich in omega-6,
grilled & fried food)
- Increase Fiber/Lycopene (Tomato, Cauliflower) Intake
- Add Omega-3 Fatty Fish (Salmon, Sardines, Herring)
- Avoid too much Calcium
- Check Vitamin D3 Level (add supplements)
- Exercise, 4-5 times a week
Check with your doctor/nutritionist!
A risk calculator by UT Health San Antonio is offered to calculate the probability of having prostate cancer after a PSA test.
- See also articles in our Archived News (Diet and General Health)
- ACS: Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?
- Prostate Cancer Foundation: Prevention
- WebMD, December 22, 2008: Is There a Prostate Cancer Diet?
- Prostate Cancer Diet (by Deana L. Cox, RD, LD, CNSC)
- Cancer Foundation for Life (CFFL) is offering a free individualized fitness program (FitSTEPS) for cancer survivors. CFFL currently has 8 locations in the Dallas/Plano area.
Just as treatment options undergo constant refinements, the knowledge on risk factors and prevention is evolving as well. Data are based on years of studies or trials and will, subsequently, be occasionally revised.
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors as well as comments on Prevention of Prostate Cancer are summarized on this page. Please note that not all risk factors as well as prevention suggestions are equally applicable to initial prostate cancer occurrence and to prostate cancer recurrence.