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Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Learn the important details of this deadly disease and what you can do about it.

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Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer is a book designed for the over 200 thousand men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Of those diagnosed, between 30 and 40 percent have the cancer come back. Because this is such widespread disease among men, this book offers some necessary information that families, men and women need to know. Dr. Walsh is known as one of the most prominent authorities on prostate cancer in the world. He serves as the Distinguished Service Professor of Urology at the Brady Urological Institute of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the things you will find in Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer are risk factors for the disease, changes that can be made to reduce risk and treatment options. There is a lot of medical information in this book that provides all of the details needed to understand the disease.

PRO
  • Offers all of the information needed to understand prostate cancer
  • Outlines all of the risk factors associated with the disease
  • Written by an expert in the field of urology
  • Written in a way that is easy to understand
  • Allows men to be proactive in lowering their risk
  • Includes some dietary guidelines for reducing risk
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

While diet can play a part in your risk for cancer including prostate cancer, Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer points out that diet is not the only factor. Some of the things to consider when looking at your risk for having prostate cancer include age, race and family history. Since those are things you cannot control, the book allows you to work on the factors that you can. Those things include your environment or lifestyle choices, your weight and your diet. Eating a lot of processed meat, red meat and dairy products opens up a higher chance of developing advanced prostate cancer which can lead to death. Those that eat more tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli seem to have a lower risk of prostate cancer. The number one risk factor for prostate cancer is age.

While there is no specific diet outlined in Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer for help in preventing prostate cancer, the book does offer some recommendations. Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day is very important. These foods are filled with antioxidants that can help your cells make more of their own natural antioxidants. One study suggests that for prostate cancer, vegetables might be more helpful than fruits. Some other things to do that can lower your risk include quit smoking, eliminate alcohol or have no more than two drinks per day, reduce the amount of red meat you eat, eliminate processed meats, eat more fish and vegetables and have an apple per day.

EXERCISE

Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer states that no proof has been found to link a man’s exercise or lack of exercise to prostate cancer. Of course the book also shares that if you are obese and sedentary, incorporating exercise can help you reduce your weight and lower your risk. Exercise is recommended as a way, along with eating fewer calories, to reach and maintain a healthy weight. For your exercise, it is recommended that you get between 30 and 45 minutes per day. This can be an activity of your choice, and is necessary for your overall health. Being at a healthy weight and leading a healthy lifestyle can help decrease your risk for prostate cancer.

CONCLUSION

Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer shares some much needed information for men that may be at risk for the disease. The information in this book gives you a clear understanding of prostate cancer and offers you helpful information on doing what you can to reduce your risk factors for the disease.

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