What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a cancer that occurs in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland found only in men, that generates the seminal fluid which feeds and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer in men. In general, prostate cancer grows slowly and, in principle, remains limited to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious damage. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal treatment or even not need treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.

Prostate cancer that is detected early, when it is still limited to the prostate gland, is more likely to have successful treatment.

What mushrooms have useful properties in prostate cancer?

Four Key mushrooms: Reishi, Royal Sun Agaricus, Maitake, Coriolus and Pleurotus.

Some of the components of these rare  mushrooms mainly betaglucans have shown a powerful action in stimulating the human immune system.

The stimulation induced in the body itself seems to be the key to the effects observed in numerous clinical trials. Ingesting mushroom preparations together with conventional oncological medication, has shown to contribute in reducing treatment time of chemo / radiotherapy, its side effects. It has also been effective in increasing the quality of life in patients.

Integrative suppor for patients

Nutrition recommendations and healthy habits



  • Consume plenty of fluids and follow a varied diet rich in vegetables and fruits. This has been associated with a reduction in the risk of this type of cancer due to its content of vitamins and antioxidants. Try to eat the colors of the rainbow, the more varied the colors of your fruits and vegetables, the more complete your diet will be. Avoid refined white flours. Substitute them for organic wholemeal flours that will give you fiber and more nutrients.
  • Avoid white sugar or reduce consumption to a minimum. It uses, preferably, natural sweeteners such as cinnamon, stevia or organic honeys.
  • Instead of making large meals, it is recommended to make five or six takes a day.
  • Drink more than 2 liters of water a day, especially on the days when you receive the treatment. If you get tired of the water, you have infusions to increase your water intake. This will help you in your water balance.
  • It is recommended to complete the treatment with an emotional stabilizer that will help you relax and sleep better.
  • You can also take nutritional supplements that help protect and promote the activity of your microbiota and avoid constipation associated with treatment.


  • Very hot foods, fried, spicy, very spicy and flatulent.
  • Stimulating and gas drinks.
  • Tobacco and alcohol.
  • Processed products rich in added sugars, additives and artificial colors such as industrial pastries, sweets, refined cereals, toast, cookies …
  • The consumption of trans fats present in processed products such as margarines, fried foods, refined oils …
  • Red and processed meat such as sausages, sausages …
  • Fast-absorbing carbohydrates that raise blood glucose such as sweets, sugar, fructose, refined flours (white bread, sliced ​​bread, cookies, biscuits …).

Oral hygiene


  • Make a gentle toothbrush and rinse with water and baking soda after each meal.
  • It is recommended to take supplements that help prevent opportunistic infections that generate mucositis.
  • Visit the dentist before starting treatment.


  • Dental extractions and / or any type of dental manipulation (consult your doctor beforehand).

Skin care


  • Apply moisturizing lotions, to be able to be natural, free of carbomers, DEA, petrochemical derivatives, parabens, synthetic perfumes, phthalates, synthetic dyes and sulfates.
  • Protect yourself from solar radiation. Do not expose yourself to the sun between 12 and 6 in the afternoon. Use sunglasses, hats or hats, umbrellas, etc. Use creams of total protection. The lips are a particularly sensitive area, take care and nurture them regularly.


  • Skin injuries (shaving with razors).
  • Direct exposures to the sun.

Hair care


  • Use a neutral shampoo and combs with thick and separate prongs.
  • Wash your hair with warm water, performing gentle friction. Dry it in the air, without using a dryer.
  • Use vegetable dyes without ammonia.


  • Hair dryer with very hot air.
  • Recommendations to be taken into account during chemo and radiotherapy treatments.
  • Use vegetable dyes without ammonia.

These councils have been developed by the nursing service of the Santa Isabel Clinic and Hifas da Terra.

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