You’re the picture of health. You work out, eat correctly and get the right amount of sleep. But did you know there is a possibility that you could get prostate cancer?
If you notice frequent or difficult urination, or blood in your urine, see a urologist. The prostate gland, which contributes the fluid that combines with a man’s sperm to make semen, is located just below the base of the bladder.
Prostate cancer can be cured if it is discovered early, and with the latest technology, trans-rectal ultrasound, even the smallest tumour can be detected in your prostate. It involves the use of an ultrasound probe to detect small tumours. In USA, a study at Ohio State University and nine other locations, involving 2,425 men ages 55 – 70, evaluated trans-rectal ultrasound and standard detection methods.
“This is the first large multi-institutional study to evaluate digital rectal exam, trans-rectal ultrasound and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for early detection of prostate cancer,” says Joseph Drago, MD, chief of urologic oncology at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at Ohio State University. The study found that trans-rectal ultrasound detects prostate cancer two times more often than standard methods used alone.
The key to cutting your risk of prostate cancer and other cancers is a low-fat diet, according to experts.