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Foods Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Tomatoes.

Introduction.

Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is abundantly found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Asparagus and parsley despite not having red or orange color, also are good sources of lycopene.  

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant-an important deactivator of reactive oxygen species. The human body cannot synthesize lycopene and therefore, it must be consumed with daily food. The absorbed lycopene is mostly stored in the testes, liver, adrenals, and prostate, with concentrations in the testes as high as 10 times that of other tissues. This may point to an exclusive biological role of lycopene in certain tissues. 

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Obesity

How does obesity affect prostate health?

Introduction.

Overweight and obesity are risk factors for many health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint conditions, gallstones, and certain types of cancer among other issues.
Hereafter, we’ll discuss how obesity affects the health of the prostate, namely benign prostate enlargement and prostate cancer (PC). The aim is to educate and attract the attention of men to the adverse consequences that may have obesity on the male reproductive system in general and prostate health in particular.

Currently, prostate cancer is on the rise and so is obesity.
Only for the last five years, in the United States, registered PC cases have increased by 27% from 180,890 in 2016 to 248,530 in 2021.
The deaths from PC raised by 24% from 26,120 deaths in 2016 to 34,130 deaths in 2021.

Five years ago, an official forecast for PC was: 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Now, it is 1 man in 8 already.

Don’t allow to be a part of these horrible statistics.

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Prostate cancer: the role of estrogen

Introduction.

Despite the general belief that higher serum testosterone increases the risk of developing new and rapid growth of latent prostate cancer (PC), recently some scientists attribute testosterone only a secondary role. And the emphasis is being shifted onto its direct derivative-estradiol.

In a man’s body, enzyme aromatase converts about 0.3-0.4 % of testosterone (T) into estradiol (E2). Probably, the labeling of these compounds as the male’s and the female’s hormones allowed E2 to stay in the shade while the high T content and its well-known anabolic properties attracted much more attention regarding malignant cell growth. Moreover, for the last eight decades, there has been accumulating evidence directly pointing to T in fuelling prostate cancer.

This belief has resulted in a fear of T therapy for both cancer patients and all kinds of men suffering from low T. Evidence-based education of the general public about the true relationship between T, E2, and PC may help to change public consciousness and facilitate future progress in this demanding area. Let’s try to analyze the available data and understand how these two hormones affect the development of prostate cancer.

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Testosterone and prostate health

Introduction

For over 75 years, it has been accepted that higher serum testosterone increases the risk of developing both new and rapid growth of latent prostate cancer. How did it happen that testosterone, being a hormone controlling the development of the prostate early in life, becomes a destruction and degeneration factor of the prostate in old age? What is the price of risk of testosterone therapy and does it prove the expected benefits? There is considerable evidence that androgen deprivation therapy noticeably depresses the development of prostate cancer in humans and prostate cell line experimental systems. However, there is no clear evidence that an increase in endogenous testosterone levels contributes to the development of prostate cancer in men.
Let’s study the issue carefully analyzing the pros and cons of available evidence-based data.

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Constipation

How constipation affects your prostate?

Constipation is one of the most harmful conditions for your health. As I mentioned earlier, the prostate is located in the vicinity to the rectum, and with age, it may enlarge several times in size, even pressing into the wall of the rectum. When your bowel works correctly, the feces are eliminated in time, and the level of exogenous and endogenous toxins in the feces is low, the wall of the rectum performs its barrier function perfectly; even if the content of the bowel had a high level of toxins, their exposure time to the wall of the colon is short.

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Vitamin K2 prevents prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and bone weakness

Introduction.

It has long been noticed geographical or national differences in prostate cancer susceptibility. These variations were mostly attributed to the specificity of the diet and culinary preferences of different cultures. And this, in turn, suggests that some foods or ingredients of food may have chemoprotective properties against cancer cells. Lycopene, selenium, vitamins C, D, E, and K, green tea, silymarin, pomegranate, and Resveratrol are well known dietary components that attracted considerable attention of scientists in terms of their anticancer potential. Here I’ll focus on vitamin K2 and its varieties as the natural food components capable of stopping the development of the prostate cancer or slowing down its progression.

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A message from a man diagnosed with prostate cancer (Part three)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Radiotherapy of prostate cancer.

So in Part 2, I left you just after my treatment had ended. We had finally finished the daily trip. I have to say the hospital team was fantastic, so yes it was a long trip – each day there and back, but they helped a lot to ease the feeling on this. The treatment itself (the radiotherapy) did not cause me any pain or reaction which was just as well as I was driving. I was warned by the consultant that at the latter end of the treatment there might be issues with my skin around the area being treated, but I was fortunate enough not to have this happen to me. Apparently, the skin can become very irritated, and you deal with this by massaging appropriate cream into it. We bought the cream in anticipation but did not need it. Anyone for a free tube of cream??

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MRI-Scan of the prostate

A message from a man diagnosed with prostate cancer (part two)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

The biopsy results.

So we left the reader in part one just after I had my biopsy and it was quite a few days before I had to go for the results. The results were quite definite which was a good thing as I didn’t want any iffy results. As we know there were 12 samples of the prostate which were analyzed. Seven of these were found to show that the cancer was present and therefore it was enough to give me a score during the test that indicated that something had to be done.

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