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6512_DB326512_db3Prostate cancer is a disease that is currently affecting American men. The disease is said to manifest itself after the of age 50, it is also believed that most elderly men have traces of it (McCance , Huether, Brashers, & Rote, 2014). The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and its function is to make most of the semen that carries sperm.Prostate-Specific Antigen Test UsedUnfortunately, prostate cancer does not have a proven prevention strategy. However, males are able to reduce their risk simply by making healthier choices, incorporating exercise, and a maintaining healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy diet low in fat, rich in fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of prostate cancer (McCance et al., 2014).Maintaining a healthy weight is believed to be key in reducing the risk of prostate cancer.Obese men or those with a body mass index of 30 or higher significantly may have an increased risk of prostate cancer (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). Reducing the number of calories consumed and maintaining a regular exercise routine may be helpful in reducing the risk.
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