Reducing Your Risk of Prostate Cancer
Michael Jubinville, MPH
A risk factor is something the chances of getting cancer higher. Some, such as your age or race, can't be changed. But, there are many risk factors that can be changed. Making changes in how you live your life can help lower the chances of prostate cancer. This may involve:
Medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies have side effects that may do more harm than good. Don't take any of these before you talk to your doctor first.
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/29/2018
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