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Curative and Prevention Tips » Prostate Cancer Risk

Cancer that is developed in the prostate gland is defined as prostate cancer. Most of the prostate cancer is not aggressive. They spread very slowly.

Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer:

  • Frequent Urination
  • Difficulty in Urination
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bone pain

Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer:
Age: Prostate cancer is rare in men before the age of 40 – 50. Maximum occurrence of prostate cancer is found with men of age above 65.

Genetics: Men, whose any one of his family member with prostate cancer is highly under risk as the disease is considered to be a hereditary.

Hormones: Male hormones play a vital role in the development of prostate cancer. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a sex hormone which is formed by the action of an enzyme with testosterone. DHT ensures the growth of prostate gland. It also causes the gland to grow bigger which in another way makes a path for the cancer.

Ethnicity: Prostate cancer is less common among Asian people. Prostate cancer leading to death is very usual among Africans and Americans.

Diet: Intake of food with high content of calcium and intake of enormous amount of dairy products may lead to a slight increase in the risk of prostate cancer.

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