What’s your game plan for a healthy prostate?

What’s your game plan for a healthy prostate?

Did you know that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime? Prostate cancer is not only a serious disease but is also a leading cause of cancer death in men.

The good news? There is no question that testing can help find many prostate cancers early but you should talk to your doctor about whether or not you should be tested. He or she will help you develop a plan that best meets your personalized needs.

Prostate cancer is diagnosed through a variety of tests, including a digital rectal exam (DRE) or a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test. According to the American Urological Association, “when interpreted appropriately, the PSA test provides important information in the diagnosis, pre-treatment staging or risk assessment and monitoring of prostate cancer patients. But not all prostate cancers are life-threatening. The decision to proceed to active treatment or use surveillance for a patients prostate cancer is one that men should discuss in detail with their urologists”.

Visit HackensackUMC.org or to find a physician please call (855) 996-WELL (9355) To learn more about our GAMEPLAN for Prostate Health, visit HackensackUMC.org/Prostate. HackensackUMC Urology.

Game Plan for a healthy prostate:

  1. Know the Fundamentals: The prostate is a gland involved with male sexual function and urination. It is the size of a walnut and is located directly under the bladder, in front of the rectum.
  2. Know the state: One in six men in the United States will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime.
  3. Know the score: It is very important to have a regular prostate check with your doctor to make sure there are no abnormal lumps or bumps, possibly indicting the first sign of prostate cancer. In addition, a PSA blood test may detect the presence of prostate cancer. An increase in PSA levels may also be caused by an enlarged or inflamed prostate.
  4. Know the Opponent: There are 3 major health problems associated with the prostate: Prostate enlargement-benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-Prostatitis-inflammation of the prostate-Prostate cancer
  5. Know your team history: Men with a history of prostate cancer in their family are at higher risk of developing for prostate cancer themselves. Prostate cancer is very rare in men younger than 40 but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. In addition, race plays a role in prostate cancer with some men having a higher risk of prostate cancer.
  6. Fuel for Performance: Evidence suggests that choosing a healthy diet, low in fat and full of fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of prostate cancer.
  7. Stay in Peak Form: Men with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. Being obese increases your risk of prostate cancer.
  8. Prepare a Training Regimen: Studies of exercise and prostate cancer risk have mostly shown that men who exercise may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
  9. Talk to your Coach: Some men have an increased risk of prostate cancer. For men with a higher risk of prostate cancer, there may be other options for risk reduction. If you think you might have a higher risk of prostate cancer discuss it with your doctor.

 

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the HackensackUMC Urology Game Plan to Your Health pamphlet. Please call the above number for more information.

 

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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One Response to What’s your game plan for a healthy prostate?

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the service for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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