“The study also researched Asian men in Japan, who generally have a lower death rate from prostate cancer than men in North America as they eat healthier diets.”
Because of beef, chicken, and pork - all contain too much anti-biotic and other chemicals, growth hormones, etc...The meat industry in the US is vile! On top of that, most Citizens don’t have proper nutrition - without a healthy gut - cancer will grow in every life form.
People in the U.S. are walking around almost dead...ask a person from another country what their meat taste like compared to the U.S. - there’s a BIG difference - most describe it as having a medicine smell and taste. Don’t want to die from cancer - stop eating meat, dairy, & sugars..replace it with veg’s, fruits, grains, and almond milk - plus large amounts of water! You will drop weight and feel so much better...that’s not s diet secret you have to spend $$$ on!
News that is decades old.
“... use of prostate-specific antigen testing for the disease increases the risk of detecting low-risk prostate cancers and leads to unnecessary treatments.”
The PSA is very close to worthless. False positives, leading to unnecessary biopsies, are another consequence that our family has direct experience with. False negatives occur also, and are of course, a more serious problem.
There is a more productive test (kallikrein) in development, but last I knew, it was only available at the Johns Hopkins cancer center, and if you are there, it’s probably too late for a “screening”.
My personal approach to this has been (for multiple reasons) to switch to a very low carb (borderline keto) diet. Cancers are glucose-brittle, so running your body at least part of the time in nutritional ketosis is apt to be highly protective (cells that turn cancerous, die instead of growing and metastazing).
Up there with PSA in the pantheon of useless screens are the standard “cholesterol” panels, and TSH/total-T4 thyroid tests. They don’t measure what needs measuring and rely on faulty assumptions, which can be completely misleading in low carb.
The yearly digital exam followed up with a PSA test right now is the best for early detection. Anything above a 10 reading you need help. Some doctors likely say lower so they can contain it. The whole thing you have to watch is making sure it stays localized within the Gland itself and doesn't move into regions like the Pelvic area. You can even go through Castration as a treatment to stop the progression once it has left the gland to other regions and your body will still start producing Testosterone by other means enough to eventually feed the cancer again. However such surgery can also perhaps buy you a decade like it did for my dad who initially was given three years too live. His quality of life at his age of detection in his early 70's was not drastically effected going this route.
The cancer finally took him in Oct 2011. His last year was his roughest. Before that he was active and enjoying life even with the radical surgery he's undergone ten years earlier. This was because he was otherwise so darn healthy other common causes didn't kill him like the doctors thought it would. He lived to be 83 and ate what he darn well pleased diet wise within reason. The only diet changed his doctor really pushed more than anything was eating Tomatoes.
Every male should be checked yearly especially if there is family history. Personally I would do it in the late 40's if there is family history.
I ran into an old shipmate at Wally World a couple years ago. He's my age and we were talking. I told him my dad was fixing to pass from Prostate Cancer. He said they had just removed his Prostate because he had aggressive Prostate cancer. He was in his early 50's at the time maybe 53. His dad died of cancer what type I do not know. One common thing they did have besides genetics was both drank although my shipmate hadn't drank likely in about 25-30 years.
One other thing real important. The Prostate over time will start to enlarge although the enlargement is Benign. This effects urine flow somewhat. It is best to get a medication for that issue. These are the things that matter in prevention more so than diets etc. I'll likely develop Prostate Cancer at some point. I'm counting on early detection and wait and see even after it is found as to the course of treatment. With my family history ignoring it would not be smart.
Plain and simple truth is little is still known about Prostate Cancer for the simple reason men in years past usually did not live long enough for it to really be noticeable. They died of other causes first.