Prostate Cancer



Overview: Diet, Nutrition, and Prostate Cancer

a spoonful of tomato paste, a good source of lycopenes, which help to prevent prostate cancer

Prostate cancer forms in the tissues of the prostate gland located in the male reproductive system. It is the most common non-skin malignancy in men, and eventually 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Of those diagnosed, just 1 in 30 will die of the disease, however. Research indicates that most cases of prostate cancer progress so slowly that the patient doesn't ever realize he has it (these cases are identified when an autopsy is performed). Prostate Cancer Overview »

Prostate Cancer Research News

Tomatoes for prostate cancer
Not all cancers are created equal. The word "cancer" is an umbrella term that includes all of the cancers you've heard about, from breast to pancreas to prostate cancers, but the truth is that every cancer type is very different from the others (this is why research into specific cancers is so important). To make matters worse, the individual cancers can vary within each type. You may have heard about estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer, for example.

Are vitamins and supplements necessary to eat healthy?
There are a lot of vitamins sold today. They come in all forms – pills, capsules, packets of pills and supplement drinks. We now have more and more good research that says they are pretty much worthless. We know that vitamins are good for you, but the research is now clear that getting your vitamins from food and not supplements is better for you.

Fruits and vegetables for prostate health
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) happens to almost all men as they age. It's a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate whose most common symptom is difficulty in urination. Usually it's not a serious problem, but it can affect the sufferer's quality of life. Just how much someone's life is affected by their BPH symptoms is measured by a standard questionnaire called the American Urological Association Symptom Index (AUASI). The higher the score on the questionnaire, the more the patient is bothered by their symptoms.

 

Ask Dr. Gourmet Questions About Prostate Cancer

I'm on chemo - what can I eat that will taste good?
...[I] find myself on chemo for lymphoma and just wondered if you all had done any research at all on how to make things palatable when the tastebuds go awry. I know what to eat and what not to - I just don't know how to make it taste bearable.

What are your suggestions for eating during chemotherapy?
I'm undergoing chemotherapy for B cell lymphoma. Are there any tasty recipes you can recommend that are high in calories to help stop the weight loss?

Does caffeinated coffee have more antioxidants than decaffeinated coffee?
Are there as many antioxidants in caffeine free instant coffee as in regular? My husband has an enlarged prostate and the doctor told him to avoid caffeine; perhaps that is because caffeine makes one urinate more and not that it is bad for the prostate.

Are there foods that will affect A-fib or the prostate?
Will certain foods or beverages affect irregular heart beats (i.e., A-Flutter or A-Fib) or the prostate? What are good food choices for an enlarged prostate?

As a cancer survivor, can I follow the same diet as my diabetic husband?
My husband is diabetic, and I am a cancer survivor. With the guidelines given to me to minimize recurring of the cancer, as well as my health in general after chemo, it seems easier for me to follow a diabetic diet than it would be to try and fix 2 different meals twice a day. Would I be starving my cells and ultimately doing more harm than good if I were to follow his diet?

Is there any medical proof to the claims about pomegranate juice or cinnamon?
Lately I have been hearing a lot about the benefits of pomegranate juice from helping with prostate cancer to weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Is this the new "wonder food?" Also, cinnamon seems to be another fabulous supplement, lowering blood sugar is the main claimed help. I am wondering if any of these claims have any medical proof?

 
 
 

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