Gents, it’s the MOST important step you can take after you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, this one move alone can help ensure that you SURVIVE this disease.
And chances are you AREN’T doing it.
I’ll tell you exactly what it is in just a moment. But first, the GOOD news.
New research reveals that older guys with prostate cancer aren’t rushing into treatment anymore. That’s GREAT because, as I’ve explained before, most of those tumors DON’T need treatment.
That means NO unnecessary…
Many men don’t even need additional PSAs or biopsies, either.
But this prostate cancer-defeating super-plan only works if you take one extra step. Typically, it doesn’t require a whole lot of your time.
And in most cases, it will mean you’ll STILL never need treatment.
Protect against aggressive prostate cancer
Believe it or not, the biggest problem with prostate cancer in recent years isn’t the disease itself.
It’s that men were being rushed into treatment. And as a result, suffered side effects such as incontinence and impotence for what turned out to be harmless tumors.
Now, guys are getting the message. Most of them DON’T need those treatments. Only more aggressive cases of prostate cancer require them.
But unfortunately, they’re not getting the WHOLE message.
It’s true that most of those tumors are harmless and will never cause problems. But it’s ALSO true that they DO need to get checked from time to time to help ensure that they never turn aggressive and can be treated in time if they do.
It’s called “active surveillance.” Except the new study finds that guys aren’t being active when it comes to the surveillance.
They’re not getting checked out at all!
In fact, over two years, just 15 percent of men with low-risk prostate cancer went in for all of the recommend follow-ups.
But as terrible as that number sounds, it isn’t ALL bad news. Because when you dig into the data further, the most common skipped test turned out to be getting a recommended biopsy within 18 months.
And while in some cases a biopsy might make sense, in others skipping it is understandable. Because the truth is NOT everyone needs one.
Biopsies aren’t 100 percent harmless. They can be painful, and the needles can cause infections. So if your doc doesn’t think you need one, it could be WORTH skipping.
But you DO need to at least keep tabs on that prostate cancer tumor, ideally with harmless and non-invasive tests when possible.
And don’t stop there.
Lycopene helps stop cancer in its tracks
If you really want to ensure that tumor never harms you… if you want to stop cancer dead in its tracks… seek out more lycopene.
This natural compound in tomatoes and watermelons is a cancer-fighting superstar, and it’s especially potent against prostate cancer.
Studies have shown it can SLOW the growth of tumors, and SLASH both PSA levels and PSA velocity (changes in PSA levels over time).
If you want to get it from tomatoes, cook them first. Cooking breaks down the cell walls, helping to release more of the lycopene so your body can put it to work against your prostate cancer more effectively.
But to make sure you’re getting therapeutic levels you might want to consider taking a supplement too.
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