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Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor in the prostate gland. One in seven men in the US will be affected by prostate cancer during their lifetime. However, screening tests and prevention strategies can help lower your risks.
At Dignity Health Central California hospitals, our experts are committed to your health and well-being. For more information on how to prevent prostate cancer in Central California, Find a Doctor online and make an appointment. We offer advanced technologies for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer with humankindness.
The cause of prostate cancer isn’t fully known. However, health experts have identified risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing it.
Risk factors for prostate cancer include:
The best way to help prevent prostate cancer is to change the risk factors you can control, such as lifestyle habits. Lifestyle tips for prostate health include:
There is no specific way to prevent prostate cancer. However, screening tests can help find prostate cancers early, before symptoms begin. Screening tests include the PSA test, a blood test that shows the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood, and the DRE (digital rectal exam), which is a physical exam of the prostate.
If you are concerned about prostate cancer, Dignity Health Central California can help you gain peace of mind.
Dignity Health Central California hospitals offer strategies for the early detection and prevention of prostate cancer in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.