Before we discuss about the signs of Prostate cancer, let’s find out, what prostate is? Well, Prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that produces seminal fluid (semen) that nourishes sperm. And Prostate cancer is a deadly tumor that grows in the prostate gland.

The disease is common in men aged over 70 years old and all men aged over 90 yo. It is rarely found in men younger than 40 yo. The causes of Prostate Cancer are unknown, although some studies have shown a link between high-fat diets and increased level of the testosterone.

Signs of Prostate Cancer are difficult to be identified when it is in the early stage because its spread is very slow. In some cases, sufferers diagnosed after it spread to the bones, especially the pelvic bones, ribs, and spine, or to the kidneys – causing kidney failure.

Signs of Prostate Cancer

In the early stages of prostate cancer, there are no signs or symptoms, but in advanced stages, there are some signs and symptoms such as:

Trouble urinating

Reduction of urine volume.

Blood in urine.

Blood in semen.

Swollen feet.

Feeling discomfort in the pelvic area.

Bone pain.

Prostate Cancer Prevention

As mentioned above, causes of prostate cancer are still unknown. But doctors believe that it begins when some prostate cells become abnormal. Abnormal cell mutations cause cells grow faster than normal cells. The accumulation of these abnormal cells forms cancer that can grow to invade surrounding tissue.

However, you can lower the risk of Prostate Cancer by:

Choosing healthy food such as vegetables and fruits. Avoid foods are high in fat! Fruits and vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to our body. One of the nutrients that consistently helps prevent prostate cancer is Lycopene. Some foods highest in Lycopene are Tomatoes, Guavas, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Dried Parsley, and red cabbage.

It is better to consume healthier foods than using supplements.

Do exercise. It helps you improve your health and maintain your weight.

Watch out your weight.

If you think that you are at increased risk of prostate cancer, then talk to a doctor.