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Prostate Cancer Awareness  

September, particularly this week, is considered as period of prostate cancer awareness to inform individuals all over the world about this serious malignant tumor. This is a very common disease among men all over the world, and mostly in developed Countries. As the statistics continue to increase, a better understanding of the disease becomes a requirement for all men to know the causes, prevention methods, treatment options, and prevalence of the cancer.  


In the United States for instance, according to the latest estimation, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year, of which approximately 29,480 men will die of the disease. “About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.” In fact, Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, following lung cancer which is the number one.  


According to Canadian Cancer Society(CCS), In Canada, it is estimated that in 2014: 

  • 23,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which represents 24% of all new cancer cases in men in 2014. 
  • 4,000 men will die from prostate cancer, 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2014. 
  • On average, 65 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day, cause the death of about 11 daily. 

The campaign of the prostate cancer awareness is basically to inform the male population on early detection and prevention; in short, to help them have a healthy prostate. It is especially recommended for men age 50 and over do not hesitate to ask their doctor for the required exams: DRE and analysis of prostate specific antigen (PSA).  

The more you know about the disease the better you will be able to live free of prostate cancer or survive it if you are already diagnosed with the tumor. Although certain factors such as age and gender cannot be changed, the main other causes of prostate cancer can be controlled, or even eliminated. Some simple lifestyle change can play a major role in your initiative to keep the cancer away.   


Regardless of race, gender, family history and else, scientist all over the world unanimously agree that  the first  steps in reducing the risk of prostate cancer are getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a diet rich in Non-GMO vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, soy, beans and other legumes.  




1) Canadian Cancer Society's Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. (2014). Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society. 

2) American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer 

Society; 2014. 

3) American Joint Committee on Cancer. Prostate. In: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th 

ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2010:457-464.