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How might one prevent testicular and prostate cancer?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Get checkup/selfexam: Self exam monthly and going to get you prostate checked by a professional are good preventable methods for these diseases.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
This describes early detection, which is excellent, but not prevention. Correcting high or intrabdominal undescended testes may prevent testicular cancer, certainly removing abnormal intrabdominal testes will prevent ca in an absent testis. Reducing fat & pesticide containg foods from diet may reduce risk of prostate ca. So may consuming green tea, tofu and plenty of tomato containg foods as well as vitamins D &/or E
Mar 5, 2013
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
Cancer Prevention: While most research of the past few decades has focused on treating cancer, there are new inroads being made in discerning how to prevent it. For the two you list, however, there are no established methods of prevention. There are correlations between high-fat, low fiber diets and risk of prostate cancer, as borne out in the increased incidence of prostate cancer in Asian men who move to america.

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Can you tell me how i can prevent prostate cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You really can't: All normally-masculinized men are at risk. The talk about diet and vitamins is the result of a morass of contradictory epidemiologic studies and this says to me that we are only seeing noise. I remain skeptical about the value of routine psa's as a cost-effective way of saving lives. Get a digital rectal exam yearly and go on about your live.

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