Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Prostate Cancer Myths

  • Broadcast in Health



Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow irwhealthclinic.

Myths and misconceptions surround prostate cancer, largely because it is the least talked about type of cancer.  However it is the most common type of cancer in America, second to skin cancer, and 1 in 6 men will develop it.

Exciting new research is burgeoning in this field and you’ll want to have the latest information on how to lower your risks. In the past few years, for instance, we’ve learned that prostate cancer really is several diseases with different causes. The more aggressive and fatal cancers likely have different underlying causes than slow-growing tumors.  For example, while smoking has not been thought to be a risk factor for low-risk prostate cancer, it may be a risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer. Likewise, lack of vegetables in the diet (especially broccoli-family vegetables) is linked to a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer, but not to low-risk prostate cancer. 

If you are avoiding a check up, or putting off surgery worried that surgery spells certain impotence and incontinence, you will appreciate this episode as Bobbie clears up some worrisome pervasive misinformation and persistent myths.