Five Steps to Prostate Cancer Prevention:
- Test Annually:
Men should undergo annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exams (DRE) starting at age 50 or earlier. High-risk groups should begin testing at age 40.
- Listen to Your Body:
A change in the frequency, urgency and pressure during urination, painful urination or the presence of blood in urine are all warning signs.
- Regulate Diet & Alcohol Intake:
Eat healthy, balanced meals rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Consume no more than two drinks per day as studies show regular heavy drinking increases risk.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight:
Obesity may effect hormone levels related to prostate cancer risk.
- Exercise Regularly:
At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to seven times per week.