This brochure will help you understand how to manage your prostate cancer with follow-up care after treatments, making lifestyle changes, and getting support to help cope with the disease.
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Managing Prostate Cancer
You or someone you care about may have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This video will help you understand how to manage it.
Prostate Cancer Overview
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that forms in a man's prostate gland. Most prostate cancer is slow growing and may not cause any symptoms or problems. However, it's very important to have a follow-up care plan.
Follow-up Management Plan
Your follow-up management plan may include:
Keeping appointments allows your doctor to check your condition
You may need to make some of the following healthy lifestyle changes:
Don't smoke and limit alcohol. Both of these activities may increase your risk of cancer
Cut down on salt and foods high in fat, such as fast food
Eat a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A healthy diet may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back
Become physically active. Daily exercise and activities can make you feel better
Ask your doctor what you can do to help you feel less tired. Some cancer treatments can make you feel very tired
Knowing you have cancer can be overwhelming. You may have worries about things like:
How your health affects your family
Treatments and hospital stays
Fortunately, there are ways to cope with this. Remember that your doctor and healthcare team are there to answer any questions you have.
The following sources of support can help you cope with your concerns:
Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your treatment plan, medications or lifestyle changes to help you manage prostate cancer.
The information in this handout has been created and peer reviewed by graduate-level medical illustrators, followed by reviews from medical subject experts, either physicians or PhDs on the Nucleus Medical Review Board, to ensure medical accuracy and audience level appropriateness.
The handout is intended to supplement the information you receive from your healthcare provider and should never be considered personal medical advice. Always contact your healthcare provider with health questions and concerns.