prostate cancer prevention tipsProstate Cancer Prevention Tips Every man Should Know About...

Prostate cancer symptoms are similar to those of chronic prostatitis. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer for men in the U.S.

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and an estimated 30,000 will die from it.

Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Even though, prostate cancer is almost always treatable and not usually fatal, next to lung cancer, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death for American men.

The prostate is a small walnut sized gland, in the reproductive system of men, that makes and stores semen. It surrounds the urethra - the tube that carries urine from the bladder - and is located between the bladder and the rectum.

If it becomes swollen and too large as a result of inflammation, which often happens as men grow older, the flow of urine may be slowed down or even stopped.

The most common prostatitis and prostate cancer symptom is difficulty urinating.

tips to prevent prostate cancerAlthough many risk factors, such as age, a family history of prostate cancer and race (It's most common in African American men) are unavoidable, there are many things - prostate cancer prevention tips that a man can do to help reduce his chances. These include:

• Exercise,

• Quitting smoking

• Eating a good diet

• Weight management,

• And staying sexually active.

Sex and the Prostate

Some research shows that an active sex life may help reduce prostate cancer risk.

For instance, in one recent study of nearly 30,000 men, surveyed for over an eight-year period, men between the ages of 20 and 50 who had the most ejaculations also ended up with the lowest incidence of prostate cancer.

The theory is that an ejaculation helps to flush out unwanted potential cancer cells.

When diagnosed with prostate cancer, a man should always get a second opinion. And, whenever possible, consider natural therapies before choosing surgery or radiation.

Lifelong impotence and incontinence are both fairly common side effects of these two medical treatments. And, since only one out of seven men diagnosed with prostate cancer dies from it, it makes good sense to consider all the alternatives.

Diet for a Healthy Prostate

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), whether or not a person gets cancer is closely related to their diet.

Both the ACS and the NCI recommend Americans eat a lot LESS red meat - particularly high fat and processed red meats - and a lot LESS high fat dairy. They also recommend eating a lot MORE omega 3 fish, such as toxin free wild salmon.

Studies have also proven that men and women who eat the MOST antioxidant rich, colorful fruits and vegetables have the LEAST incidence of all kinds of cancer, including prostate cancer and breast cancer, and the HIGHEST rate of survival.

For example, a man from Hong Kong eating a diet of fish, rice and vegetables has a 50% less risk of prostate cancer than a man from northern Europe eating a diet high in red meat and full fat dairy. And if either man does get prostate cancer, the one from Honk Kong, eating fish, rice and vegetables, is eight times more likely to survive.

This is why the ACS and NCI now recommend that Americans have cold water fish, at least 3 to 5 times a week, and nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements

Taking high quality fish oil capsules is a great safe, low calorie, low cost way to get omega 3 fatty acids and has been shown to be just as effective as eating fish. To learn more about the best omega 3 fish oil supplements, go to the fish oil web site.

Moss Greene is a highly respected and widely published journalist focusing on optimum health for body, mind and spirit. She's also the editor for Bella Online Nutrition.