possible prostate cancer

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my husband had a prostate biopsy 3 weeks ago and he is due for an appointment soon, he was fine during and after the proceedure, had anti biotics as well and a few days later he began to loose his appetite, get very lethargic and not bothered, he didnt drink as much as he should and got very dehydrated , now we are monitoring his fluids all the time and he s a tad better, still no interest in food or anything,, he has had liquid meals , dont know what to do really

  • Hi ,

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  • Dear Camberwelle,

    Thank you for getting in touch with us and welcome to our Online Community. I’m Alison, one of the Cancer Information Nurse Specialists who work on the support line here at Macmillan. May I offer you my apologies for the delay in replying to you.

    As we don’t have access to your NHS records, it’s difficult for us to know what might be causing these symptoms. For that reason, we would suggest getting in touch with his hospital team or GP to fully assess these symptoms. If you feel his symptoms are worsening, don’t hesitate in calling 999.

    Symptoms like this can be due to many things, but it’s important to get serious causes like infection ruled out first.

    It’s only natural to worry about him being tired and losing his appetite. Fatigue due to cancer is very common, but it’s important to get support if he needs it. You might also find our booklet about the Building Up diet helpful for some ideas on increasing calories in his diet.

    I hope this is helpful and if you need to ask further questions please don’t hesitate to get back in touch.

    Take care,



    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist 


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