Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. It begins with a cancerous group of cells growing in the prostate. These cancerous cells spread to surrounding cells, destroying them. Left unchecked, they’ll begin to spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, causing great discomfort and serious health concerns.

According to the American Cancer Society, at least 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men.

The team at Urology Specialists of Ohio prostate cancer center near Dayton, Ohio is trained specifically for conditions involving the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. We have dealt with many cases of both common and rare types of prostate cancer. Our experience ensures that you’re diagnosed accurately and treated effectively.

The good news is not only is prostate cancer one of the most treatable types of cancer but there are steps you can take to keep your prostate healthy and help lower your chances of developing prostate cancer.

Exercise Regularly

Not only will regular exercise and movement help keep your prostate healthy but it will do wonders for your overall health. A recent study found that men with physically demanding jobs were less likely to develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlargement of the prostate) than men with desk jobs

Healthy Diet

A diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables is important for prostate health. Many fruits such as watermelon and grapefruit contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale, also known as cruciferous vegetables, are also very beneficial.

Don’t Smoke

Smoking has been linked to causing many types of cancers but it can also be extremely detrimental to the health of your prostate. If you are a smoker or used to be, tell your doctor right away and get tested for prostate cancer, or other prostate disorders.

Know Your Family History

You should know that if your father or brother had prostate cancer, your chances of developing the disease more than doubles. Let your urologist know if prostate cancer runs in your family. This will allow them to perform the appropriate screenings to monitor your prostate health.

Meet With a Urologist

When monitoring your prostate health, meeting with a urologist is a great place to start. Through conversation and routine screenings, our team of urologists at Urology Specialist of Ohio can partner with you on staying on top of keeping a healthy prostate for years to come!