Could Prostate Cancer Risk Be Linked to Weight Gain?

by | Apr 13, 2020 | CyberKnife For Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Treatment Blogs

Being overweight has long been linked to Cancer, including an increased risk of developing Prostate Cancer and there is plenty of proof.

According to Robert Preidt, the author ofLose Weight, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk”, researchers investigated data of patients in a study to see if there was a true correlation between having a high body mass index (BMI) and developing prostate cancer.

The researchers paid close attention to those in the study who showed an above average BMI. A total of 831,000 subjects were studied and roughly 52,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

After reviewing all of the data, the results were clear.  Author of the study, Jeanine Genkinger, an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health said, “These study results show that risk for advanced prostate cancer can be decreased by maintaining a ‘healthy’ weight.”

The Reality of Prostate Cancer in America

Not only is prostate cancer the 2nd most common type of cancer in American men, but it is also the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths. While these stats can be intimidating, there are preventative measures you can start today.

Begin by eating better including fresh fruits and vegetables and limiting your meat intake. The other big move is getting more exercise and keeping your weight in check. These things can help reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Also make sure you get regular checkups for prostate cancer, especially starting at age 50 and younger if prostate cancer runs in your family or you live a riskier lifestyle, such as being overweight, smoking or drinking alcohol in excess.

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer make sure you consider all your treatment options. Do your research to make sure you’ve selected the best treatment plan for your particular needs and extent of the disease.

If you want a faster, easier non-invasive treatment with a high success rate you should consider CyberKnife Radiation Therapy.

Most importantly, the CyberKnife is not a knife at all. 

 It is an innovative radiation technology called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Its used to destroy tumors and lesions throughout the body with pinpoint accuracy, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unaffected. There is no cutting, incision, blood, anesthesia, pain and little or no recovery time.

For prostate cancer treatment, CyberKnife is fast becoming the treatment of choice and is covered by the vast majority of insurance companies, plus Medicare and Medicaid.

At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we have successfully treated hundreds of prostate cancer patients with excellent results.

With CyberKnife SBRT, prostate cancer treatment typically requires 5 treatments as compared to 42 treatments of standard radiation therapy. Study results involving thousands of patients validates its effectiveness for prostate cancer and found that 98 percent of patients followed for 10 years remained cancer-free throughout that time.

The CyberKnife was also shown to be minimally harmful, producing low levels of toxicity.

Preservation of sexual function remains the same for most patients after treatment. The positive quality of life outcomes, low side effects, and short duration of CyberKnife treatment are especially encouraging for men who have prostate cancer and are weighing their treatment options.

Contact our prostate cancer experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami and we’ll go over your options with you and let you know which is best for you, whether that is CyberKnife or not. We are here for you call (305) 279-2900 and go to our website to learn more now