Prostate cancer and exercise

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia, with over 20,000 new cases being diagnosed and approximately 3,300 deaths annually. This number of deaths is very similar to the number of women who die from breast cancer. It is most common in senior men with the risk increasing as you age.

Exercise plays an important role in improving quality of life for people with prostate cancer as it can reduce symptoms, side effects of radiation and drug therapy, improve psychological health and even reduce the risk of death.