National Cancer Prevention MonthHelp Advanced Urology Associates spread the word and take action to raise awareness about cancer and the importance of early detection.
Prevention Tips to Help Reduce Your Risk of Prostate, Bladder, Kidney and Testicular Cancers
Advanced Urology Associates Cancer Center of Excellence offers diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and testicular cancer. Review the following information on preventative measures you can take today to help reduce your risk of urinary cancers.
Prostate Cancer Prevention
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second-leading cause of cancer death. About 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is easily detectable and treatable if found in its early stages.
There’s no one way to avoid prostate cancer, the tips below may help to lower your risk.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get regular exercise
- Improve your diet with less fat intake, more fruits and vegetables, green tea and soy.
- Stop smoking and drink less
- Increase Vitamin D intake
- Stay sexually active
The average risk of prostate cancer in patients is around 50 to 55. In black men with a family history PSA screening should start at around ages 45-50. If you have any genetic predisposition then you should be screened at age 40.
Early stage detection offers many options for treatment and cure. A prostate exam can be the difference between life and death.
Bladder Cancer Prevention
Below are steps you can take to reduce your risk factors for bladder cancer.
- Stop smoking.
- Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits.
- Drink fluids, especially water.
Kidney Cancer Prevention
In many cases, the cause of kidney cancer is not known, in other cases (inherited conditions), even when the cause is known it may not be preventable. But there are some ways you may be able to reduce your risk.
- Stop smoking.
- Maintain a healthy weight with regular exercise.
- Choosing a diet high in fruits and vegetables may also reduce your chance of getting this disease.
Testicular Cancer Prevention
Testicular cancer cannot be prevented and there are currently no recommended screening exams. It is recommended you conduct a self-exam in a warm shower once a month. If you notice any changes in the testicles, seek medical attention.
Advanced Urology Associates Cancer Treatment Locations
The Advanced Urology Cancer Center of Excellence offers the most state-of-the-art treatments, surgical procedures and cancer care available. We focus on our patient’s individual needs, and offer aggressive treatments to help our patients.
How You Can Help Spread the Word
You can help by providing information, prevention tips and risk factors with your friends and loved ones. Talk to them about the importance of getting regular exams. Encourage men and their families to take an active role in improving their health.