The prostate cancer is usually a cancer characterised by a relatively mild course - it develops very slowly, and metastases or infiltrates surrounding tissues relatively late. Therefore, regular monitoring of the PSA factor and healthy lifestyle are of crucial importance. Unfortunately, in Poland this cancer is still diagnosed at advanced stages, with much worse prognoses.
Am I in a risk group?
Prostate cancer is directly related with age and usually develops in Patients above 60 years of age. It is possibly associated with ageing processes, imperfect repair of damaged cells and changes in hormonal management. In young men, prostate cancer is diagnosed significantly less often (Patients below 40 years of age represent a minor percentage), however, when diagnosed, it is characterised by higher malignancy and associated with worse prognosis, therefore, requires aggressive treatment.
Predispositions to prostate cancer may also be hereditary. When there were cases of cancer in your family, contact a urology specialist to perform required tests, because they may save your life. Nowadays, with introduction of the 4KScore test, cancer may be predicted even twenty years in advance, and this gives a very high chance for complete recovery.
Can you prevent the disease?
As the lifestyle and the environment influence cancer development, it should be remembered that the diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins present in many vegetables and fruit, particularly in tomatoes and their products has a beneficial effect, similarly to reduction in consumption of alcohol and highly processed food, containing preservatives and artificial colours. Also, important is reduction in consumption of products containing saturated fats, such as red meat, and replacing them with unsaturated fatty acids present, e.g., in plant oils and fish.
Healthy dietary habits will have a beneficial effect on your whole body, improving its functions, while having a preventive effect on the prostate efficiency. By selecting the Mediterranean or Far East diet you may help your body in a simple and delicious way.
Do not be scared of a doctor
Remember to monitor your body regularly. When you notice any worrying signs, such as problems with urinating, erectile dysfunction or blood in urine, immediately go to see a specialist who will diagnose the problem correctly and assist you in the treatment process. It does not have to be cancer, sometimes it is benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, do not disregard signals sent by your body.
You can also consult for free an online specialist from the HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre. We will dispel your doubts and, when necessary, propose the most suitable therapy for you.