The incidence of prostate cancer significantly influences, for example, the diet.
Bratislava, November 7 (TASR) – Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in men over 50 years of age. "In Slovakia, prostate cancer is nearly 9,000. Although it is one of the most common oncological diseases in men, most of them do not go into preventive testing, so the prostate cancer is killed by nearly 600 Slovaks per year and preventative examinations help to detect disease in a timely manner can save their lives " explained the chairman of the Slovak Urological Society Ivan Minčík.
November is also known in the world as a month to fight prostate cancer. Men also support a global initiative to fight prostate cancer by filming their mergers and publishing them on social networks under the Movember initiative. The initiative began in 2003 as an attempt to revive the old fashion trend, the popularity of the mergers of men. Later, however, the creators gave the opportunity to recall prostate cancer and draw attention to the importance of prevention. Officially, the campaign with 21 nations continues. Men try to motivate other men to take courage and to take a preventive exam on the urologist.
The incidence of prostate cancer significantly influences, for example, the diet. In advanced countries where people consume large amounts of protein and animal fats, experts say the incidence of prostate cancer is significantly higher than in those countries where there is a vegetarian diet low in cholesterol and high in fiber and phytoestrogens. Prostate cancer is more common in obese patients, which is associated with high fat intake, cholesterol and lack of physical activity.
Genetics is also important. "The risk of developing prostate cancer is higher if there is cancer in first degree relapse" says Minčík. Most importantly, it does not underestimate the prevention that is appropriate for all men of this age group.
The Movember initiative also supports Slovak hockey players motivating men to take preventive urological tours.