Prostate Cancer Preventions:
Different factors lead to different types of prostate cancer. Researchers continue to study the factors that cause such cancers. Although there is no proven method to complete prostate cancer prevention, you can reduce your risk. Talk to your doctor to find out more about your risk of developing cancer.
A class of drugs is known as 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs). Including dutasteride (Avodart) and finasteride (Proscar). They’re commonly used to treat BPH. They may also reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men. Although some previous clinical trials have suggested that 5-ARI is associated with more aggressive prostate cancer, newer studies have shown that this is not the case.
Interestingly, 78% of men taking finasteride or placebo were alive 15 years later, according to a long-term follow-up study published in 2013. These results indicate that taking finasteride does not reduce the risk of death in patients with prostate cancer.
The topic remains controversial and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved these drugs for the prevention of prostate cancer. However, 5-ARI is approved by the FDA for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH.
Because each patient’s decision to take 5-ARI is different. Male considering taking such a drug should discuss the possible benefits and side effects with the doctor.
There is currently not enough information to clarify the exact role that dietary behavior suggests in prostate cancer. Many years ago it may be necessary to make dietary changes in a person’s life to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
The following is a summary of the current study.
- Regular consumption of high-fat foods, especially animal fats, may prostate cancer risk increases. However, there is no prospective study to study men who are concerned about high-fat or low-fat diets. Then measure the total number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in each group. It has been shown that high-fat diets increase prostate cancer risk.
- Diets rich in vegetables, fruits, and beans such as beans and peas reduce the risk of prostate cancer. It is not clear which nutrients are directly responsible. Although, the nutrient lycopene found in tomatoes and other vegetables is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. This relationship has not been confirmed so far.
- Currently, no specific vitamins, minerals, or other supplements are shown in clinical trials to prevent prostate cancer. Men should talk to their doctor before taking any supplements to prevent prostate cancer.
- Specific changes in dietary behavior may not prevent or slow the progression of prostate cancer. It may be necessary to make such changes early in life to produce results.