The information within this section of the website is intended for members of the public. Patients who have been prescribed Prostap DCS, UK Healthcare Professionals and UK Practice Managers should follow the relevant links.

Dealing with symptoms and side effects

Staying as healthy as possible

Staying as healthy as possible might help you recover better after treatment for prostate cancer or cope better with some of the side effects of treatment such as tiredness (fatigue). This means:
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Diet and prostate cancer

Eating a balanced, healthy diet helps you maintain a healthy weight and may also improve your general health.

Studies show that a diet high in certain foods may help decrease the risk of prostate cancer returning after treatment and help slow its progression. These foods include:

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On the other hand, a diet high in dairy products, red and processed meat, and fat has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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Exercise and prostate cancer

Exercising regularly could help your lose weight, improve bone strength and feel less tired. The word ‘exercise’ doesn’t have to mean running a marathon. It really means you should try to maintain an active lifestyle, which includes:

  • Walk, rather than drive, short distances if you can
  • Take a walk in the country, your local park or to the shops three times a week
  • Stand up on the bus or train if you can

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Maintaining a healthy weight

By watching what you eat and keeping an active lifestyle, you’ll be far more able to maintain a healthy weight. This is especially important because some treatments for prostate cancer can cause weight gain.

Maintaing a healthy weight matters because being either overweight or underweight carries a number of health risks.

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Body mass index (BMI)

You can use the BMI chart below as a guide to how healthy your current weight is. BMI is calculated using weight and height, so all you have to do is find these on the chart.

You can find out your exact BMI here.

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Contact

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