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PREVENTING PROSTATE CANCER: WHAT TO DO

According to a recent article published on CNN.com, prostate cancer prevention is a “hot” area of medical research. Cancer prevention is something we all should practice, and deciding a course of prevention is entirely up to you. However, you must keep in mind that some known risk factors of prostate cancer, such as age, race, and genetics, are beyond individual control.

Diet and exercise are always mentioned with regard to preventing all types of cancer. Eating a variety of healthful foods, with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, and limiting your intake of red meats, especially high-fat or processed meats, are important Everyone should strive to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Furthermore, physical exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are key in cancer prevention.

Get screened. Though regular screening for cannot prevent certain cancers, it allows for an early diagnosis, thereby increasing the chances of surviving cancer. Consult your family physician and discuss screening tests.

At the Pittsburgh, PA medical malpractice law firm of Rosen Louik & Perry, we have represented victims of medical malpractice involving the misdiagnosis of prostate cancer. Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor or other medical provider neglects to properly care for a patient during treatment or when they fail to properly diagnose (or delay in diagnosing) cancer.

If you have been a victim of medical practice or someone you love has died because of a medical provider’s error, carelessness, or neglect, it is important that you speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case for you and file a claim on your behalf. Contact the Pittsburgh, PA medical malpractice law firm of Rosen Louik & Perry today for your FREE consultation.