Exercise & Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common form of all cancers among men, with 20,000 new cases in Australia diagnosed each, often referred to as the ‘old man’s disease’ with the median age at diagnosis being 71. Most common site of metastasis include the skeletal system of the body.
Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer may include:
- Age (>50yr)
- Family history
- Poor diet
- Sedentary exercise levels
Despite its prevalence in our society, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer with various forms of treatment available. Significant research has shown that exercise in conjunction with cancer specific treatments may slow the rate of progression and reduces recurrence of the cancer.
Common treatments for prostate cancer include:
- Prostatectomy (if the cancer is still centrally located within prostate gland)
- Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT- horemone treatment)