What Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

September 25, 2020

Prostate cancer is a cancer in the prostate gland and the top 4 leading cancers in the Philippines that is diagnosed in men from age 50 and older. 

Prostate gland is present only in men and located in the pelvis below the bladder. It wraps around the tube where the urine passes through and secretes part of the liquid of the semen that carries the sperm. 

Health experts don’t know exactly what causes this disease. But it occurs when there’s an abnormality in the prostate cells. The accumulation of abnormal cells can form a tumor that could invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body. 

Age, family history and obesity are common factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer. Normally, prostate cancer does not have symptoms until it has grown larger. That’s why it’s really important to listen to your body. If you experience erectile dysfunction, frequent urination, blood in urine or semen, consult your doctor immediately. It could not always mean you have cancer but prevention is better than being sorry later. Consider trying these tips to lessen your risk of developing prostate cancer: 

Improve your diet. Diet plays a key role to reduce the risk of having any type of cancer. Include tomatoes and other red food, eat more fruits and vegetables, take soy products, choose good fats and drink coffee. According to clinical studies, drinking 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of fatal prostate cancer. 

Quit smoking. Cigarette or tobacco smoking is dangerous to everyone’s health. Smokers have a higher chance of dying from prostate cancer. 

Exercise. Engaging in some physical activities can lower your risk of developing any illness. Take at least 30-minutes of your time, each day, to exercise such as walking, running, bicycling or swimming. 

Get cancer protection. We know that medical care and treatment for a critical illness may cost a fortune. Make sure to have a protection in place early on before it hits you so you can take advantage of its full benefits. 

Getting cancer especially during this pandemic situation can surely take a toll on everyone’s physical and mental health. Apart from taking the necessary precautions to avoid being infected, we should also prepare ourselves financially - have a plan, manage our finances and make the most of our resources. 

Read More: How Health Insurance Protects Your Finances During This Pandemic 

Paramount Direct offers PrimeHealth Cash Plan for ages 40 to 75 years old. This product provides your family with Life and Accidental Death Benefits that supports them financially while coping with grief. Additionally, a lump sum pay out is given if you are diagnosed with a critical illness such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, coronary artery bypass surgery and end-stage renal failure requiring dialysis. Affordable premium starts at Php229 per month*. 

Get your maximum protection today and save your family from future financial hardship. Visit www.paramountdirect.com for more information and to apply online. 

Prostate-specific antigen screening is recommended for men for early detection. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of testing, its benefits and risks. 

 *Based on age 40 under Plan 100