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Prostate Cancer Prevention

In September, we celebrated Prostate Cancer Awareness month. As prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer amongst men, now is a good time to take a look at a few steps that could serve to help prevent it. While prostate cancer is not 100% preventable, there are certainly steps you can implement to your daily life to help keep your overall health in check.

Diet

  • A low-fat diet filled with lots of fruits and veggies will go a long way to keeping you healthier and helping you fight prostate cancer. Start incorporating meals with fish, green tea and soy.

Weight

  • Men who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Combat excessive weight by adopting a regular exercise routine and healthy diet.

Exercise

  • Men who exercise regularly typically have a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. If you’re not already exercising 3-5 times a week, consider picking up a new team sport to play or taking a jog around the neighborhood. Your body, not just your prostate, will thank you!

If you don’t have a primary care physician, call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.1800Doctors.com for a free physician referral.

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