Answers to Common Cancer Prevention Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer prevention.

What steps can a man take to reduce his risk for prostate cancer?

Though there isn’t a way to directly prevent prostate cancer, there are a variety of risk factors that can be controlled to help reduce the risk, according to the American Cancer SocietyOff Site Icon (ACS).

The ACS recommends:

  • be physically active
  • eat a well-balanced diet, including at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day
  • maintain a healthy weight

Premier Health Specialists’ physicians say that following a heart-healthy diet promotes good prostate health.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what men can do to reduce their risk of prostate cancer.

Learn more:

Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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