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A Thing or Two about Prostate Cancer

According to the latest report of Kuwait Registry, prostate cancer ranks first among cancers affecting men in Kuwait. About 58 fatalities are caused due to Prostate cancer; however prostate cancer can be cured in 99 percent of the cases if detected in the initial stage. Even in the third stage, the cure rate for prostate cancer is about 30 percent.

The best way of fighting this cancer however is through awareness and early detection. The men’s health movement that aims to serve both these purposes is also more popularly known as Movember. This month we join the movement and by bringing to you ways in which is can detect or altogether prevent this disease from affecting you.

Here are some symptoms that can help you detect Prostate cancer; as the cancer grows in the prostate gland, it can cause various localized and related symptoms, including:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Urine flow that’s weak or suddenly gets interrupted
  • Increased urination frequency, particularly at night
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder completely
  • Uneasy sensation during urination
  • Urine or semen that contains blood

On an average 1.10% of the deaths caused in Kuwait are due to prostate cancer, hence prevention is always better than cure. Here are some tips by Mayo Clinic, USA that will help in the prevention of this cancer:

Choose a healthy diet: Choosing a healthy diet that’s low in fat and full of fruits and vegetables can contribute to a lower risk of prostate cancer. If you want to reduce your risk of prostate cancer, consider trying to:

  1. Choose a low-fat diet
  2. Eat more fat from plants than from animals
  3. Eat fish
  4. Reduce the amount of dairy products you eat each day

Maintain a healthy weight: Men who are obese — a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher — may have an increased risk of prostate cancer. If you are overweight or obese, work on losing the extra kilograms.

Exercise most days of the week: Studies of exercise and prostate cancer risk have mostly shown that men who exercise may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

The best way to keep healthy and keep away from diseases is to have an active lifestyle. This November join the movement, stay fit!