Prostate Cancer More_Causes_Risk_Factors

The specific mechanisms that lead to the development of prostate cancer remain largely unknown, so no one can point to any one thing as the cause of this disease. That notwithstanding, several risk factors of the condition have been identified and declared as increasing the chances of a man developing prostate disease. These they believe to be related to his age, his genetics, his race, what diet he indulges in, his daily lifestyle, and what medications he uses when he has to. There are other factors, but this article briefly looks into the stated risk factors.

AGE is the primary risk factor for prostate cancer especially since the malignancy is uncommon in men less than 45 of age, but becomes more common with advancing age. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 70, with two out of three cases occurring in men over the ages of 65. This year in the United States, only 1 in 10,000 men under age 40 will be diagnosed, but as many as 80% of men in the 80s will get the same diagnosis. Why, more than 65% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65 anyway.

REGION, although not stated, is also important. The malignancy of the cells of the prostate gland is most common in men of North America and Northwestern Europe, but the disease is rare in South America, the Near East, and Africa. Strangely African American men happen to have twice the risk of developing prostate cancer as Americans, Caucasians, or Hispanics.

GENETICALLY, your family history can determine that you will likely have this cancerous tumor, especially if you have a close relative who has it. In fact, the more the number of your direct relatives diagnosed with the syndrome, the higher your chances of catching it also; likewise the younger they are, the higher your risk. It’s the hereditary gene known as hereditary prostate cancer 1 (HPC1) that appears to significantly predispose men to cancer of the prostatewhen inherited in a mutated form.

DIETS rich in animal fats, red meat, high-fat dairy products, vitamin A palmitate, and processed foods; and low in vitamin D and A supplements, lycopene, and well, promeganate juice, are like asking for prostate cancer on a platter. You see, that’s why there’s more of the disease in the U.S. than in Asia or Africa; they eat more of fibers and cruciferous vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, and everything the body needs. Here, fatty foods are the general diet. Not good.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICINES, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, used daily may decrease prostate cancer risk; cholesterol-lowering drugs do the same; while infections, prostatitis, and a number of similar or related diseases may increase the chances of cancer of the prostatediagnosis for a man. The sexually transmitted infections are the worst: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syph; and of course, being overweight or obese doesn’t help much.

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