The big C, cancer, is certainly a cause of concern for many people. It has many different types and symptoms. In the Philippines, prostate cancer is the fifth leading cancer type and third leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino males, according to the Department of Health. Despite this, though, you don’t need to be terrified of the disease. You can do your part in protecting yourself from prostate cancer (and other cancers) by staying fit and healthy and knowing important information!
Prostate cancer is when cells grow uncontrollably on the prostate, the male organ in between the urethra and the bladder. This often results in the prostate becoming enlarged. Dr. Roel Tolentino, a surgical oncologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center, explains that men have to take care of their prostate since it is the body part that protects the sperm. Like any other organ, it is vulnerable to cancer, and it is important to watch out for any signs and symptoms so that we don’t get sick.
Enlargement of the prostate doesn’t necessarily mean prostate cancer. Sometimes, it can be a sign of prostatitis, or infection of the prostate, or benign prostate hypertrophy, which usually happen as men get older. However, you may want to check for blood in your urine or semen, or if you have difficulty peeing (even if you frequently feel the need to go to the bathroom). If you have any of these symptoms, you should go to a doctor, especially since prostate cancer usually has no symptoms. Dr. Tolentino also says that this type of cancer usually spreads to the bones; symptoms of this may be bone and back pain, loss of appetite, and pain in the testicles. For prostate cancer, usual treatments involve radiotherapy and removal of the testicles.
Dr. Tolentino emphasizes that to decrease the risk of prostate cancer, you have to make sure to live a healthy lifestyle. This means making sure your diet has less meat and other fatty, processed foods, and more fruits and vegetables. While protein is important, the antioxidants and nutrients in these “glow” foods will help protect your body against free radicals, naturally produced molecules in your body that come from its regular processes. It’s also important to exercise. There is a relationship between excessive weight and illness, so you can try to squeeze in some light exercise, such as dance or walking. Lastly, food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend can also help build up a strong defense against cancer and other conditions such as hypertension and heart disease. Its all-natural mix of vitamins and antioxidants will help protect your immune system and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, it’s safe to take for all ages. Just take one shot glass 30 minutes before breakfast. Don’t forget though, since this is just a food supplement, it has to be paired with a nutritious diet and enough physical activity.
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