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How can you treat diarrhea from advanced prostate cancer treatment?

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  • To ease the symptoms, drink 8 to 12 cups of clear liquids every day, such as water, apple juice, or sports drinks. You should also change your diet. Eat five to six small meals a day rather than three large ones. Try foods that are easy on the stomach, such as: Skinless broiled or baked chicken
  • Rice
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Spicy foods
  • Caffeine
  • High-fiber foods
  • Greasy foods

Avoid things that can irritate your intestines, such as:

Ask your doctor if you need any supplements.

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

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