November Blue: Prevention at the tip of the pencil!

What factors can increase the risk of getting prostate cancer?

Age: The risk increases with advancing age.
In Brazil, every ten men diagnosed with prostate cancer, nine are over 55 years old.

History of family cancer: Men whose father or brother had prostate cancer before age 60.
Overweight and obesity: Recent studies show an increased risk of prostate cancer in men with high body weight.

Is it possible to prevent prostate cancer?
Adopting healthy practices lowers the risk of various diseases, including cancer.

  • Have a healthy eating
  • Maintain adequate body weight
  • Practice physical activity
  • Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Do not smoke.

(Source: National Cancer Institute – INCA)

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