Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

UNKNOWN CAUSES

Researchers do not know what causes prostate cancer. Until the causes of prostate cancer are found, there is no sure way to prevent this disease. However, certain risk factors seem to be associated with prostate cancer, such as age, race, family history, and diet.

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT LIFESTYLE

Scientists are taking a closer look at the possible link between lifestyle changes and prostate cancer. Studies are underway to find out whether certain heart-healthy behaviors could lower the risk of developing prostate cancer. Among the behaviors and lifestyle changes being studied are8,32,33:

  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise

Always talk with your doctor before you take any vitamins or herbal supplements.