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Can you prevent prostate cancer?

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There is no evidence that you can prevent prostate cancer. But you may be able to lower your risk.

From: Prostate Cancer Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can prostate cancer be prevented?"

American Cancer Society: "Diet and physical activity factors that affect risks for select cancers."

Mayo Clinic: "Lycopene."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 1, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can prostate cancer be prevented?"

American Cancer Society: "Diet and physical activity factors that affect risks for select cancers."

Mayo Clinic: "Lycopene."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 1, 2019

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