ANDROGEN DEPRIVATION THERAPY, EXERCISE, AND BONE HEALTH
Muscles are not only critical to posture, balance, and movement, but they help maintain healthy bones. A regular exercise routine can not only boost your physical fitness, but also help to increase daily energy and happiness levels.
New research suggests that men with prostate cancer who lead active lifestyles have a better survival rate than those who don’t.1*
*A clinical study of more than 4,000 men with localized prostate cancer, followed for 10 to 15 years.
Please consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professionals before implementing any of the lifestyle changes discussed within this document.
INCREASE YOUR ENERGY
As a man living with cancer, you are likely to experience fatigue. Regular exercise can help to reduce this intense fatigue, giving you a better quality of life as you navigate your day-to-day life. Also know that adequate rest and sleep are necessary within any exercise plan or healthy lifestyle.
MAINTAIN YOUR MUSCLE MASS
Muscle loss can be prevented through proper and consistent exercise. Hormonal therapies associated with advanced prostate cancer (and the depletion of testosterone) can have a detrimental effect on muscle, leading to muscle loss and higher risk of bone fractures.
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
A recent clinical study of more than 4,000 men with localized prostate cancer suggested that, in general, higher levels of physical activity, including walking, bicycling, and exercising, were associated with increased survival rates in men with prostate cancer.1
“You can’t change the fact that you have had cancer. What you can change is how you live the rest of your life—making choices to help you stay healthy and feel as well as you can.” 2
KEEP YOUR MORALE HIGH
Like most other aspects of your journey, make sure you involve friends and family in your exercise plan. Having others involved may motivate you to continue exercising, as well as increase your enjoyment of the exercise.
References: 1. Bonn SE, Sjölander A, Lagerros YT, et al. Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015;24(1):57-64. 2. American Cancer Society. Prostate Cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer.html. Accessed January 31, 2019.
Maintaining an Active Lifestyle
A regular exercise routine can not only boost your physical fitness but also help to increase daily energy and happiness levels. Find out how an active lifestyle may help with your advanced prostate cancer (APC) diagnosis.
Good Nutrition Is Important for Everyone
Including men with advanced prostate cancer (APC). Here you’ll find a sample daily meal plan with full recipes for a low-fat, high-fiber breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Age, as well as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), can increase a man’s likelihood for developing osteoporosis. Here are some strategies to reduce the risk of osteoporosis or lessen its effects.
DISCUSSING HEART HEALTH, DIABETES, AND OTHER KEY RISK FACTORS WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Some ADTs carry an increased risk for cardiovascular (heart) problems and diabetes. If you have a personal or family history of either, there are important questions you need to ask your doctor because it could affect which ADT you should be on.
Our Doctor Discussion Guide helps you get the most out of your conversation by helping you ask informed, relevant questions about prostate cancer, other health issues you may have, and how they can affect your choice of ADT.
Download and print the guide now and be prepared to fight your disease with knowledge as well as the ADT that’s right for you.