Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sorry for the delay in posts guys

How do I know if I'm at risk?

  • Family History - if you have an immediate relative (father or brother), the risk increases by 5 to 10 times;
  • Age - prostate cancer is seldom diagnosed before the age of 40, and more than 75% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over age 65;
  • Race - some racial groups (eg. African Americans) are at much higher risk than Asians and Caucasians;
  • Ethnicity - the disease is common in North America and North-Western Europe and is less common in Asia, Africa and South America
  • Fat intake and meat - a diet rich in fat especially smoked and burned meat, and low in fresh fruit and vegetables has been associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do I have any Lithuanian followers?