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how can i help prevent prostate cancer? any eating habits? does alcohol play a role?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Nothing specific. But in general what you can do is to avoid cigarette/tobacco, avoid alcohol. Have an active and healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, have a well balanced diet, increase your fibre, vegetable and fruits intake and decrease intake of processed red meat, carbohydrates. Pomegranate may be beneficial specifically in prostate cancer prevention.
Dr. Ivor Royston
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No role: Eating and alcohol does not influence development of prostate cancer. One cannot prevent prostate cancer, but if you are taking testosterone, be sure to check psa regularly so that you can stop if early prostate cancer develops.

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