Home Care for Prostate Cancer Patients

Although prostate cancer is a common male malignant tumor, patients can get good therapeutic effects as long as they detected and treated early. If one is found to suffered from prostate cancer, don’t panic too much. Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou tell us that to achieve good effects in the treatment of prostate cancer, we should have a correct understanding of the disease firstly, then establish confidence to overcome the disease and take active treatments. Secondly, patients should be more careful in the daily rehabilitation nursing cares.

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Nursing measures for prostate cancer

Take active treatment: Patients should maintain a positive attitude after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and take timely treatments. During the rehabilitation process, patients should not only take medicines on time and according to the quantity of doctor’s prescription, but also pay more attention to daily precautions.

Keep clean: Prostate cancer is a urologic system disease, the symptoms of which manifested as dysuria, urine bifurcation, frequent urination, pain in urination, urinary tapering, dropping urination, urinary retention and so on. Patients should maintain their perineum clean, wear loose-fitting pants as much as possible in daily life.

Have a reasonable diet: Prostate cancer patients should eat plenty of food which are rich in cellulose and vitamins, limit the intake of fat, sugar, salt, and prohibit the intake of pickled products and junk food.

Stop alcohol drinking and smoking: Long term drinking and smoking one of the incentive causes of cancer. So not only prostate cancer patients but also other cancer patients should get rid of the bad habit of smoking and drinking.

Maintain weight: Medical research has found that obesity and prostate cancer are closely related. The death rate and recurrence rate of obese patients with prostate cancer is higher than the thin ones. Therefore, to maintain a healthy weight can not only prevent many chronic diseases, but also play an important role in the rehabilitation of prostate cancer.

Take proper exercise: Exercise can enhance physical fitness, benefit for body rehabilitation. Prostate cancer patients can take appropriate exercise according to their own physical condition.

Be familiar with the common sense of prostate cancer: Male friends should learn about some basic knowledge of prostate cancer as early as possible, which helps to detect the disease early and guard against the degeneration of cancer.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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