Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_6812-2

Synonyms

Definition

Prostate cancer prevention refers to approaches and strategies that when taken result in decreased risk for the development and recurrence of cancer of the prostate gland.

Characteristics

The worldwide occurrence of prostate cancer shows strong variations. Western nations have the highest incidence and mortality rates, while Asian men tend to have the lowest rates of prostate cancer (prostate cancer epidemiology). These differences provide a strong rationale for implementation of strategies to prevent prostate cancer. In fact, prostate cancer is considered an ideal disease for prevention because it has a long latency period and is typically diagnosed in people over 50 years of age. Therefore, even a modest delay in neoplastic development achieved through pharmacological intervention could result in a substantial reduction in the incidence of clinically detectable disease. Avoiding risk factors and adopting protective factors may help...

Keywords

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Pomegranate Juice Prostate Cancer Prevention Develop Prostate Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine and Public HealthUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA