The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, about the size of a walnut and located below the bladder, in front of the rectum. It produces fluid that supports and provides nutrition to sperm cells before and after ejaculation .With prostate cancer, cancer cells arefirst formed in the prostate and may later spread to other parts of the body.
There are usually no specific signs or symptoms of early prostatecancer . This is one reason why prostatescreening is so important. This is one reason why prostatescreening is so important. As annual physical examination,prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, and digital rectalexam (DRE) provide the best chance of identifying prostate cancer in its earliest stages. Some symptoms which could be indicative of prostate problems, but in some cases indicate problems, are:
Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
When one person looks at various ways to possibly prevent prostate cancer, or any cancer in particular, thefirst topic to come to mind is that of proper nutrition. The scientific community has come to recognize the cancer-fighting benefits of dietary vitamin supplements.Studies have shown that such vitamins as C, E and beta carotene contain the inherent composition to ward off breast, colon, rectal and a number of other cancers. British researcher Jim Mann conducted a study to determine whether a diet rich in fruitsand vegetablesactually reduced the amount of cancer-causing "total and low density lipoprotein cholesterol" (Zino, 1997; 1787). Findings of that study warranted recommendations that people consume a good measure of fruits and vegetables, as the vitamin C, carotene and betacaroteneproved "likely to reduce incidence of cancer"(Zino 1787)
Some critics, on the other hand , say there is no evidence of nutritional supplements having the p…