Good nutrition, along with regular physical activity and stress management can help you feel better and stay energized. Making a few simple changes, like increasing the variety of healthy foods you eat, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, and maintaining a healthy weight can have long-lasting benefits to your health. As well, having a strong network of family and friends can help you maintain a positive attitude.
A diagnosis of prostate cancer can significantly affect your mental health and impact your everyday life.
Physical activity can improve your general health, and help reduce some of the side effects of prostate cancer.
Food and Diet
An overall healthy diet will improve your prostate cancer treatment outcomes, benefit your general health, and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other cancers.
Prostate cancer and the treatment of prostate cancer can significantly impact sexual function.
A clinical trial is a research study that includes volunteers to test new ways to prevent, detect, treat and/or manage prostate cancer.
Complementary Alternative Medicine
Complementary therapies may help, and include a variety of approaches such as acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, yoga and others.
The everyday challenges of prostate cancer can be good to talk about with other folks who are going through similar experiences.
Partners and Families
Prostate cancer can impact your relationships, especially with your partner. But it can also bring couples and families closer together.
Living well with prostate cancer means getting serious about managing your health. This involves adjusting to changes in yourself and your relationships with others, taking care of your mental, physical and spiritual well-being, maintaining a sense of purpose and preparing for your future. Leading an active lifestyle and eating healthy can lower the chances of your cancer coming back, and improve your chances of staying disease-free.
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