There are no specific causes of prostate cancer, however, risk factors include age above 65 years, men of an African-American descent, geographic location, being very common in North America, North Western Europe and Australia. Some families are more prone to develop prostate cancer as they carry the genetic abnormality that holds them more susceptible to prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among Canadian men. It is the third leading cause of death among Canadian men. In 2017, it was estimated that almost 21,300 and almost 4100 cases would die from the disease.
Many treatment options exist for prostate cancer such as surgery, hormonal treatment, radiation therapy, and bisphosphonate. Recently, a prostate cancer vaccine Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) is under trial
Role of naturopathic medicine
Naturopathic medicine can help fight against prostate cancer in many ways such as using soy isoflavones, active green tea, Mistltoe, and high doses of vitamin C.