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Risk Factors and Prevention of Prostate Cancer

A detailed summary of the many possible risk factors for prostate cancer.

Dutasteride (Avodart) and Prostate Cancer
Dutasteride and Prostate Cancer - Dutasteride (Avodart) is a drug that has recently been shown to reduce the risk of developing certain types of prostate cancer. But what else do we know about dutasteride (Avodart) and is it a good idea to take it to prevent prostate cancer?

The Prostate Cancer Breast Cancer Link
Recently, we have learned much more about a potential prostate cancer breast cancer link. What is the link between these two seemingly very different cancers? Are prostate cancer and breast cancer really linked?

Prostate Cancer and Vitamin E
Prostate cancer and vitamin E have long been discussed together. Initially there was great hope for vitamin E in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Today, the thinking about vitamin E is much different. Learn more about prostate cancer and vitamin E.

Prostate Cancer and Selenium
Prostate cancer and selenium have long been discussed together. Initially there was great hope for selenium in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Today, the thinking about selenium is much different. Learn more about prostate cancer and selenium.

Viruses and Prostate Cancer: Can Viruses Raise Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?
Recently, there has been a great deal of attention paid to the link between viruses and prostate cancer. So what do we really know about this link? Can viruses raise your risk of prostate cancer?

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer
Exposure to Agent Orange, a chemical used extensively in the Vietnam War, has long been suspected of being tied to higher rates of prostate cancer. Is it true that men who were exposed to Agent Orange actually have higher rates of prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer Rates
Prostate cancer risk increases with increasing age and is uncommon before the age of 40. It's prevalence increases quickly after the age of 40, however. How many men of a given age actually have prostate cancer? You might be surprised by this breakdown of prostate cancer rates by age.

Can Statins Lower the Risk of Prostate Cancer?
Recently, much has been made of the fact that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Is this true? What have studies shown about statins and the risk of developing prostate cancer?

Can Eating Soy Decrease Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?
You may have heard that eating soy or soy-based products may help protect you from developing prostate cancer. Is this really true? What do we really know about soy and prostate cancer?

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Thousands of research studies have been done with the goal of finding what causes prostate cancer. While no definitive, absolute causes have been found, these studies have provided us with a great deal of knowledge about what are the most important risk factors for this disease.

Lifestyle Choices and Prostate Cancer
Can changes in your lifestyle actually decrease your chance of getting prostate cancer? Every year, more and more research is done showing that there may be associations between certain everyday lifestyle choices we make and the development of prostate cancer. What are the five most important lifestyle choices a man can take to lessen his risk of prostate cancer?

What Lifestyle Choices Have You Made to Lower Your Risk of Prostate C…
Can changes in your lifestyle actually lower your risk of prostate cancer? Every year, more and more research is done showing that there may be associations between certain everyday lifestyle choices we make and the development of prostate cancer.

The Role of Family History in Prostate Cancer Risk
It has long been known that prostate cancer has a strong genetic component. In other words, it can “run in families”. So what do we know about the role that family history may play in prostate cancer?

Exercise and Prostate Cancer
What are the benefits of regular exercise for prostate cancer and overall health? Can regular exercise decrease your risk of prostate cancer? Can it improve your tolerance of treatment or even expand the number of treatment options that are available to you?

The Association Between Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer
Vasectomy is an extremely common surgery in the United States and across the world and millions of men in the world have underwent this procedure over the last few decades. There have been multiple reports in the media and in the scientific literature that have linked men who have had vasectomies with higher rates of prostate cancer.

Environmental Exposures and Their Association With Prostate Cancer
There are a few medicinal or environmental exposures that have been studied in detail as to their potential impact on developing prostate cancer. Research is ongoing with regards to all of the following exposures and some disagreement in the medical community exists as to the importance of each of these.

BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
The body mass index (BMI) calculator is an excellent tool for quickly assessing your weight. The BMI is not a perfect gauge of how much you should weigh for your height, but it offers a rough idea of how healthy your current weight is.

Propecia and Prostate Cancer
What do we know about the drug Propecia and prostate cancer? Recent research has shown that the common treatment for male hair loss may also have some effect on prostate cancer risk. What should you know about Propecia and prostate cancer?

Saw Palmetto and Prostate Health
Saw palmetto and prostate health. What do we know about saw palmetto's prostate benefits? Can it help to prevent prostate cancer? Does it help to relieve symptoms from prostate problems?

Lycopene and Prostate Cancer
Several studies have been done to study whether lycopene can help prevent prostate cancer. You might be surprised at what they showed about the link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention.

Three Biggest Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

There are three risk factors for prostate cancer that far outweigh virtually all others.  These three risk factors account for much of the risk that doctors have identified for prostate cancer.

Do You Take Propecia for Your Prostate? Why or Why Not?
Recent research has shown that Propecia, a common treatment for male hair loss, may also have some effect on prostate cancer risk. Do you take Propecia for your prostate? Why or why not?

Do You Have Any Major Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer?
There are three risk factors for prostate cancer that far outweigh virtually all others. Do you have any major risk factors for prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer and Folic Acid
Is there any link between prostate cancer and folic acid?

Prostate Cancer and Tocopherol
Prostate cancer and tocopherol have recently been discussed together on a regular basis. Initially there was great hope for tocopherol (also known as vitamin E) in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Today, the thinking about tocopherol is much different. Learn more about prostate cancer and tocopherol.

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