8 doctors weighed in:
Is prostate cancer preventable?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joel Lilly
Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
There have been numerous studies on prostate cancer prevention.
There are two related drugs, Finasteride and dutasteride, which were shown in large trials, to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by about 25%. The fda did not approve these drugs for cancer prevention because a higher percentage of the cancers which did develop were high grade, or more aggressive.

In brief: Maybe
There have been numerous studies on prostate cancer prevention.
There are two related drugs, Finasteride and dutasteride, which were shown in large trials, to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by about 25%. The fda did not approve these drugs for cancer prevention because a higher percentage of the cancers which did develop were high grade, or more aggressive.
Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly
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Dr. George Klauber
Reducing fat in diet & organic pesticide free foodslikely helps. Consuming green tea, vitamins D &/or E, diet with pleny of tofu &/or tomatos can all probably help to prevent prostate cancer. There are many trials underway to prove these assertions which are more than a suspicion.
Dr. Joel Lilly
Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, but...
Prostate cancer is not the male ovarian cancer, but prostate, breast and ovarian cancers are all hormone-related cancers which have some similarities.
In fact, some families which share one of the known breast cancer genes are also at higher risk of prostate cancer, so i always pay attention to the family history when determining risk.

In brief: No, but...
Prostate cancer is not the male ovarian cancer, but prostate, breast and ovarian cancers are all hormone-related cancers which have some similarities.
In fact, some families which share one of the known breast cancer genes are also at higher risk of prostate cancer, so i always pay attention to the family history when determining risk.
Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Prostate cancer is multifactorial.
It can occur sporadically or be familial (in the genes). Even if there isma family history of prostate cancer, screening should be intensified but there is still no way to prevent the cancer.

In brief: No
Prostate cancer is multifactorial.
It can occur sporadically or be familial (in the genes). Even if there isma family history of prostate cancer, screening should be intensified but there is still no way to prevent the cancer.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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