Sexual Intercourse and Other Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer

July 27th, 2007 by | Category: Cancer

Cancer as a disease itself is not contagious. Whether it is through intimate contact like kissing, intercourse or oral sex. So the answer to the question “If having sex with a person with prostate cancer risky” is in negative. By being in a sexual relationship with a person diagnosed with prostate cancer does not add to the risk. Prostate cancer cannot be transmitted through sexual intercourse.

Scientists have done detailed research and reported that even though the prostate gland is responsible in making semen, cancer cells cannot be transmitted with the help of semen. There is a possibility that some specific types of sexually transmitted viral infections do increase the risk of certain types of cancer but catching it as such from another person is not possible.

Prostate cancer as such cannot be prevented. But it is possible to reduce your risk or possibly slow the disease’s progression. The most important steps you can take to maintain prostate health is by to eating well, keeping physically active and visiting the doctor for general check up at regular intervals.

High-fat diets are linked to prostate cancer as reported by various research institutes. So by cutting your intake of high-fat foods and increasing intake of fruits, vegetables and whole fibers may help one reduce the risk. Foods rich in lycopenes – an antioxidant, may also be helpful in lowering your prostate cancer risk. Foods like raw or cooked tomatoes, tomato products, grapefruit and watermelon. Garlic and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower also may help fight it better. Likewise Soy products also keep one’s insulin in check.

As per researches a drug finasteride can help prevent or postpone the growth the cancer cells to some extent. This drug is generally used to restrict prostate gland enlargement and hair loss in men. However you need to discuss the side effects of drug, your stage of the disease and age with your doctor before going in for any medication.

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Comment by John
2008-09-02 03:18:33

This is a very informative post, i was searching in google for Prostate Cancer and came across this post. My niece is suffering from Prostate Cancer, information mention in this article will greatly help me in offering her some advice
thank you

 
Comment by Jack Jerico
2008-11-08 10:58:20

I don’t understand how a female (niece) can suffer from prostate cancer?

Comment by Mary Fuller
2011-06-08 16:30:26

I don’t understand either. I thought only men had a prostate? Hmmm.

 
 
Comment by Monica
2010-08-14 09:49:21

Thank you so much for your helpful post. My husband was just diagnosed with prostrate cancer. There are a whole range of questions and emotions we are going through right now. Most are being answered by the Doctors,however I was concern with transfer of cancer cells during intercourse and worried that the question would create more stress and worry if I asked openly. Thanks again!

 
Comment by Edward
2011-04-26 03:06:36

Very informative article. Subject matter affects many, many people. Thank you.

 
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