Most men probably don't realize they have a prostate gland, yet this walnut-sized structure that sits just below the male bladder is something that every guy should keep in mind. Cancer of the prostate is the number two cancer killer of men, accounting for nearly 35,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Prostate cancer advances slowly, though, so early detection and good prostate health can make all the difference. Here are six simple strategies that can keep you in the know about the status of your own gland, as well as keep it healthy.
Review your family history.
A family history of prostate cancer increases the risk of developing the disease by at least twice as much. This number climbs further if it is your brother or father who has the malignancy. You need to inform yourself and your doctor about the status of your family tree.
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