November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month as observationally evident via social media posts for “Movember”. Men who grow out their mustache (often in unique fashions) post their refined visage with efforts to draw likes and attention to one of the most common forms of cancer. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among American men. It is estimated 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. According to the National Cancer Institute there will be an estimated 180,890 new cases and over 26,000 deaths due to prostate cancer this year alone. Fortunately, there are nutritional and healthy living strategies that can reduce one’s risk for this type of cancer. Due to the fact that its risk factors are partially behavioral an exercise professional can be quite useful in educating clients at risk.
Risk factors and preventative strategies for prostate cancer:
Educating clients on the above risk factors and lifestyle modifications may help those who are more prone to developing prostate cancer take steps to protect themselves from one of the most common causes of life-threatening disease among men.