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Prostate Cancer Prevention

Also indexed as:Cancer, Prostate
Gain added protection against prostate cancer by living a healthy lifestyle and by learning more about the causes of this common disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Gain added protection against prostate cancer by living a healthy lifestyle and by learning more about the causes of this common disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Eat risk-reducing foods

    Add plenty of tomato, soy, cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts), and fish to your meals

  • Try vitamin E as mixed tocopherols

    50 IU a day of this supplement may help lower prostate cancer risks

  • Take time for a checkup

    See your doctor once a year for a prostate exam that can help detect disease before it becomes advanced

  • Try lycopene

    4 mg twice per day for a year has been has been shown to improve precancerous conditions in at-risk people

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