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Prevention of Prostate Cancer

Prevention of Prostate Cancer:

Methods of prevention of Prostate Cancer mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Prostate Cancer.

  • Research on preventive treatments for prostate cancers:
  • Healthy diet - unclear but may have some preventive benefit.
  • Research on prevention of recurrence of prostate cancer:

Alternative Preventions for Prostate Cancer

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Prostate Cancer may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Prostate Cancer.

Medical news about treatments for Prostate Cancer

These medical news articles may be relevant to Prostate Cancer treatment:

Cure Research for Prostate Cancer

The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Prostate Cancer includes:

Curable Types of Prostate Cancer

Possibly curable or rare types of Prostate Cancer include:

  • Prostatis induced Prostatic cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases related Prostatic cancer
  • Obesity related prostate cancer
  • Early localised Prostatic cancer
  • more curable types...»

Rare Types of Prostate Cancer:

Some rare types of Prostate Cancer include:

Treatments for Prostate Cancer

Treatments to consider for Prostate Cancer may include:

Prevention of Prostate Cancer:

Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men - especially older men. More than 80 % of prostate cancers occur in men 65 and older. Research is being done to find the most reliable screening test for prostate cancer. Scientists at the NCI are studying the value of digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in reducing the number of deaths caused by prostate cancer. For a digital rectal exam, the doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and feels the prostate gland for bumps or abnormal areas. (Source: excerpt from Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Prostate Problems -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Regular checkups are important even for men who have had surgery for BPH. BPH surgery does not protect against prostate cancer because only part of the prostate is removed. In all cases, the sooner a doctor finds a problem, the better the chances that treatment will work. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Problems -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Several studies are under way to explore how prostate cancer might be prevented. These include the use of dietary supplements, such as vitamin E and selenium. In addition, recent studies suggest that a diet that regularly includes tomato-based foods may help protect men from prostate cancer.

The drug finasteride is being studied in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, which involves thousands of men across the country who are participating for 7 years, until 2004.

Scientists are also looking at ways to prevent recurrence among men who have been treated for prostate cancer. These approaches involve the use of drugs such as finasteride, flutamide, and LH-RH agonists. Studies have shown that hormonal therapy after radiation therapy or after radical prostatectomy can benefit certain men whose cancer has spread to nearby tissues.

Researchers also are investigating whether diets that are low in fat and high in soy, fruits, vegetables, and other food products might prevent a recurrence. The Cancer Information Service can provide information about these studies. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI)

Prevention Claims: Prostate Cancer

Information on prevention of Prostate Cancer comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Prostate Cancer prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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