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Prostate Health

SPONSORED BY CANNON PHARMACY

If you are a male over 50 years of age, it is advised that you get a yearly physical exam, have your doctor check for an enlarged prostate, and run a PSA blood test. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in the pelvis of men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men in the U.S. CDC records show that about one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This year, nearly 191,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 die each year from this disease. The good news is that finding prostate cancer when it is still at an early stage offers the best hope for living cancer-free for a long time.

5 Warning signs are:

• A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation

• Frequent urination, particularly at night

• Difficulty stopping or starting urination

• Sudden erectile dysfunction

• Blood in urine or semen

What is the most successful treatment for prostate cancer?

CDC studies have shown that radiation therapy is a good choice for many men with early-stage prostate cancer. It is also the best treatment for older men, or those who have other health problems.

What foods kill prostate cancer?

You’ll still need to see your doctor for regular prostate cancer screenings, but you can start boosting your prostate health by trying these six foods.

• Tomatoes “(Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene.)”

• Broccoli

• Legumes and soybeans

• Pomegranate juice

• Fish

Studies also show that green tea can help prevent prostate cancer from forming and may also slow the growth of aggressive prostate cancer. Another important drink for your prostate is water. Stay hydrated, and do not try to drink less to reduce your urine.

Can prostate cancer be prevented?

Doing things that are “heart healthy” will also keep your prostate healthy. Eating right, exercising, watching your weight and not smoking can be good for your health and help to avoid prostate cancer. But, above all, the key is early detection.