Reducing Your Risk of Prostate Cancer
There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of
Get Screened Regularly
Because prostate cancer rarely produces symptoms in its early stages, the best way to detect it is through routine visits to your doctor for a digital rectal exam and
Watch Your Diet
Studies have found an association between diets high in fat and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Also, eating foods rich in
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