Living with prostate cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you to cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and life during and after treatment. This includes information on sex and relationships, and helpful websites and books. 

Coping and support when you have prostate cancer

Coping with cancer can be difficult. There are things you can do and people who can help you to cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Bladder problems after surgery

Find out about bladder problems after surgery to remove the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy) and how to cope with them.

Bladder problems after radiotherapy

You might have bladder problems after radiotherapy to the prostate. This can include leaking urine. Find out about what you can do to help. 

Sex and relationships

Learn how prostate cancer treatments can affect your sex life and find out ways to cope with this.

Living with the effects of hormone therapy

Learn how prostate cancer treatment such as hormone therapy and surgery can affect your hormones.


You should try to have a healthy diet and stay within the government guidelines for drinking alcohol when you have prostate cancer.

Food controversies and supplements

It is unclear if particular foods can reduce the risk of prostate cancer coming back (recurrence). Research has looked at a number of different foods and supplements.

Physical activity and weight

Find out about being active and keeping a healthy weight after your diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer resources and support organisations

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with prostate cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
12 Jun 2019
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