Living with prostate cancer

Approximately 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in the UK. Living with prostate cancer can affect your everyday life, work and relationships. Even if you've stopped treatment you might still have side effects, and worry about your cancer coming back.

If you have any concerns, speak to one of our Specialist Nurses over the phone, or chat with our nurses online.

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Dealing with prostate cancer

Everyone reacts differently to being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Find out about things you can do to help yourself and people who can help.

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How hormone therapy affects you

This page describes the side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer and ways to manage them.

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Urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment

This page describes how treatment for prostate cancer can cause problems urinating, and ways to treat and manage these problems.

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Sex and relationships

Prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life. There are things that can help.

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Pelvic floor muscle exercises

Pelvic floor muscles sit below the bladder and bowel, supporting them and helping to control when you urinate (pee) or empty your bowels. Read more about how pelvic floor muscle exercises can help with urinary problems.

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Bowel problems

Read about possible bowel problems after radiotherapy and how to manage them.

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Information for gay and bisexual men

In many ways, prostate cancer and other prostate problems are the same for men whatever their sexuality. But if you’re gay, bisexual or a man who has sex with men, you might have some specific questions or concerns.

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Travelling with prostate cancer

Get tips on how to prepare for your trip, arranging travel insurance and how to look after yourself while you’re away.

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Your diet and physical activity

Find out how a healthy diet and regular physical activity may help you manage the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment.

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Fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of extreme tiredness that doesn’t go away, even after you rest. It's very common in men with prostate cancer. Read about the things you can do to help manage your fatigue and give you more energy.

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Dealing with your feelings

We discuss the emotional impact of prostate cancer and ways to deal with things.

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Practical things

Get the facts about work, money, daily life and travel if you're living with or after prostate cancer.

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Tell us your email address and we’ll send you regular tips for living well with prostate cancer and after treatment, and how to get more support if you need it.

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