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Prostate Cancer Awareness

1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Have you been screened?

Prostate cancer is a serious disease that, because of its location inside the pelvis, men are unable to check with self-exams. Luckily, it’s 100% treatable when detected early. If you’re a male age 50 or over, or further at-risk (African American 40 or over or have a family history of prostate cancer), we encourage you to get screened by your doctor. 

If you are in need of a primary care physician, our Internal Medicine & Primary Care and Onslow Primary Care providers are now accepting new patients. Contact them today to schedule an appointment:


 

JaxInternalMed.org

910-346-5016

31 Office Park Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546

 

 

OnslowPrimaryCare.org

910-219-1713

31 Office Park Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546

 

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There is no sure way to prevent prostate cancer and some risk factors are out of your control. These include your age and family history. But you can do some things that may help lower your risk of getting prostate cancer, including:

  • Eating fruits and vegetables every day. Make sure to include tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Also include beans, peas, and lentils. 
  • Not eating high-fat meats or high-fat dairy foods. These include hamburgers, sausage, cheese, and ice cream. Instead eat lean meats, fish, and low-fat or nonfat dairy foods.
  • Not getting too much calcium in your diet. Too much calcium may raise your risk for prostate cancer. Normal amounts of calcium in dairy foods and drinks are fine. But talk with your healthcare provider before you take calcium supplements.
  • Staying at a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to a higher risk for a more deadly type of prostate cancer.
  • Getting physical activity. Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days.
  • Getting a yearly screening!

 

Click here to learn more about prostate cancer prevention.