Advanced Radiation Therapy Prostate Cancer

Living with Prostate Cancer

Living with prostate cancer

While radiation therapy itself may be painless, it impacts your body in ways that you can’t always see. In order to keep your body strong, here is a list of things to do during treatment:

  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet.

  • Listen to your body. Don’t push yourself too hard, and rest when you’re tired. You will probably be sleeping more than normal, and that’s okay.

  • Be kind to the skin near your treatment area. Wash the area with mild soap and water, and do not put hot or cold packs on the skin. Contact your MRO care team before using lotions or ointments.

  • Find a support group or seek out help to manage the stress that comes with cancer treatment and cancer diagnosis.

  • Make sure to tell your doctor about any medicines or supplements you take to ensure the medications are safe to use during treatment.

  • Follow your doctor’s orders and contact your MRO care team with any questions.

Life After Treatment

“My journey began when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was presented with two options. One was prostate surgery. The second one was radiation therapy. I was very happy with the care I received from Minneapolis Radiation Oncology. They treated me with the utmost respect. Radiation treatment at Minneapolis Radiation Oncology allowed me to continue to spend time with my family and stay active. I was able to get in very early in the morning, close to my home in Waconia and I could continue my life as normal.”
Mike | Prostate Cancer Survivor

After you’ve completed treatment, you’ll have follow-up visits with your MRO care team to examine and monitor the treatment results. Each case is different, so follow-up care varies from patient to patient.

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