A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed.
But having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. Many people with one or more risk factors never get cancer, while others who get cancer may have had few or no known risk factors.
Researchers have found several factors that might affect a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is rare in men younger than 40, but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. About 6 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are found in men older than 65.
Prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American men and in Caribbean men of African ancestry than in men of other races. African-American men are also more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men. Prostate cancer occurs less often in Asian-American and Hispanic/Latino men than in non-Hispanic whites. The reasons for these racial and ethnic differences are not clear.
Prostate cancer is most common in North America, northwestern Europe, Australia, and on Caribbean islands. It is less common in Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America.
The reasons for this are not clear. More intensive screening in some developed countries probably accounts for at least part of this difference, but other factors such as lifestyle differences (diet, etc.) are likely to be important as well. For example, Asian Americans have a lower risk of prostate cancer than white Americans, but their risk is higher than that of men of similar backgrounds living in Asia.
Prostate cancer seems to run in some families, which suggests that in some cases there may be an inherited or genetic factor. (Still, most prostate cancers occur in men without a family history of it.)
Travel to Panama, Central Americas vibrant country.
Panama is for adventure travelers and for family travel. See Panama in this Travel Video PostCard is more than the Panama Canal although the Panama Canal is a big tourist attraction. Panama in Central America has untouched rain forests. Panama is ideal for ecotourism and for travelers interested in ecology and natural beauty. The wild monkeys and the thousands of birds make Panama a birders or bird watchers paradise. Birders love Panama because of its rich diversity and ecosystem. Panama City has colonial houses and terrific food. The Old City, Casco Viejo, is perfect for tourists. Its safe, walking streets and terrific restaurants make it ideal.
Panama has colorful festivals, tours of lakes and rainforest, tours of the Panama Canal. There are festivals in Panama with colorful costumes.
Visit the Canal Museum and experience the biodiversity. This Central American country has more species of birds than anywhere in North America.
Panama is one of the only Central American countries that has preserved its indigenous people like the Embera Indian tribe camp site. Travel Video PostCard shows this.
In Panama, Canopy Towers, the Canal Zone and the Jungle Boat experiences are the best travel experiences in Central America.
Belize in Central America is Central Americas only English speaking country. Belize lies in the western Caribbean on the coast of Central America. Belize is home to a mix of ten different cultures including Garifuna, Maya, Creole, Mestizo, East Indian, and German Mennonites. Belize is a very stable democracy, and Belize has hundreds of ancient Maya temples, large tracts of unspoiled tropical rainforest, and this hemispheres longest barrier reef, ideal for Adventure Travelers, Scuba Divers, Nature Lovers and Snorkelers.
Belize in Central America has a network of picturesque rivers and waterfalls winding from the Maya Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. There are challenging limestone caves covered with Maya pottery and Belize is Central American country alive with hundreds of bird species, a paradise for Birders and bird watchers. Belize is being explored for unexcavated Mayan sites, and travelers to Belize hike rainforest trails and climb ancient ruins and temples.
Offshore, hundreds of coral sand islands (or cayes) with palm trees and clear water beaches with soft sand invite travelers to snorkel patch reefs, kayak, fly-fish, or just relax.
Belize in Central America has some terrific but unpretentious resorts. Southern Belize is less developed and has fewer tourists.
Our Nicaragua Travel Video PostCard takes you to Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Central Americas most exciting and natural destination. Untouched rain forests are perfect for Adventure Travel and family travel.
A rainy day in San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America. The driver said he rides people to dental clinics, valcanoes, airports and hotels.
A sunny day in San Jose, Costa Rica. Capital of Costa Rica. Tourist place.
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Today Peepob is on location at Grand View Estates, Costa Rica giving a short video tour of the guesthouse and including some surrounding views.
The guesthouse is situated on a hill with great views of the Caribbean Ocean, lush greenery, and rolling hills and mountains. You can even see Nicaragua from the higher elevations.
After a great night sleep I enjoyed the early morning sounds of the macaws and howler monkeys.
Grand View Estates is a gated community with a resort style feeling. This residential real estate development consists of 640 acres in the hill country of Costa Rica.
It is located off the main highway between San Jose and Puerto Limon on the Caribbean side. With a view to the future the owners have invested substantially into the infrastructure here.
It has its own commercial center, a community center, equestrian center, guess house and adventure parks.
The home lots are huge compared to other Costa Rica home lots for sale. Home lots range from 1 to 5 acres with prices starting at $50,000.
All the home lots are constructed ready with roads, gutters, street lights, water + electricity.
The Pacific side of Costa Rica boomed beginning in the 80's but now it is the Caribbean area attracting the big money from the government, private investors and the Chinese.
Grand View Estates appears situated in the path of progress, as well as being close to fun and adventurous activities such as river rafting, zip-lining, sport fishing, beaches, surfing, scuba diving, nature preserves, shopping and night clubs.
While visiting Grand View Estates I enjoyed seeing many homes under construction and marveled at the unique designs and quality going into each residence.
They must be doing something right to have sold out almost the entire project in less than 3 years.
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Join me as I snorkel wish sharks, swim through ancient Mayan burial caves, scale the pyramids of Tikal, and sail along the Belizean Barrier Reef. HD video footage shot during a 20 day trip through central America.
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How Mayans used plants to treat illnesses and how those same plants in the jungle are still able to be used today. Celebrating the diversity, spectacle and wonder of the natural world.
TicaBus Safety: Is Tica Bus safe?
We traveled on TicaBus from San Jose, Costa Rica to Managua, Nicaragua, where we took a local bus to Granada.
We traveled from Managua north through Honduras to San Salvador, El Salvador.
We traveled from San Salvador to Guatemala City.
Tica Bus also goes into Mexico, but we didn’t go that far north.
There was plenty to see in Guatemala.
On the way back, we went from Guatemala City to San Salvador, San Salvador to Managua, where we again took the local bus to Granada. However, the TicaBus picked us up in Granada to go back to San Jose, and our most recent trip on TicaBus was to take the bus from San Jose to David, Panama.
We felt safe the whole time on TicaBus.
selected pics and a couple of clips from my central america trip jan-feb 07. enjoy!
Considered the most 'eco-friendly' country in Central America, Costa Rica has set aside one quarter of its land as protected nature reserves and national parks. The lush tropical forests teem with life - both plant and animal - and are internationally recognized for their incredible biodiversity.
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The Popol Vuh is considered to be the single most important piece of Meso-American literature.
Striking parallels between the Popol Vuh and the Hebrew stories of Genesis powerfully reinforce the notion that members of the ‘Lost Tribes of Israel” eventually made their way somehow from the Middle East to settle in the Americas, ultimately influencing Mayan literature and religion.
The Popol Vuh, A sacred book of the Maya, is thought to have been based on an original Maya codex written in Mayan hieroglyphic script. Recordings of the original stories would therefore pre-date the arrival of Europeans to the Americas by 500 to 1,000 years.
The significance of the book is enormous since it is one of a small number of early Meso-American sacred texts. The mythology it records is believed to correspond closely to that of the Pre-Classic Maya period prior to 250 A.D. The original Mayan hieroglyphic texts have been lost to time.
The first clearly identifiable Maya settlements were established by 1,800 B.C.E. Their descendants survive today in Mexico and Central America. The Popol Vuh continues to play an important role in the belief system of the people of the Quiché-Maya Nation, who were solely responsible for its preservation from the ancient to the present day. The original manuscript was called "The Manuscript of Quiché".
The ‘Tower of Babel’ story of Genesis also has a striking parallel in the Popol Vue.
“And having heard of a city, they went there. All arrived at Tulán. (Possibly Babylon?) It was impossible to count the men who arrived.
And there it was that the speech of the tribes changed; their tongues became different. They could no longer understand each other clearly after arriving at Tulán.
There also they separated. There were some who had to go to the East, but many came here. When they arrived at Tulán, the old traditions say they had traveled far in order to arrive there.”
One of the animals you can encounter on your travel in latin America, Central America.
Video filmed at the temple of Yaxchilan in the south of Mexico. Distributed by Tubemogul.