Food is such an integral part of health. If you have prostate cancer (including benign prostatic hyperplasia), a local registered dieitian can be a great member of your health care team. A local registered dietitian is a medical professional who is an expert in nutritional science and health. Research shows that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes may reduce prostate cancer risk and reduce its progression. Avoiding inflammatory foods is also recommended if you have cancer. If you have prostate cancer, you will work with a local oncologist along with your family physician. An oncologist is a doctor who is trained in diagnosing and treating various types of cancer. A local registered dietitian can work with your local oncologist and family physician to create the right health and wellness plan for you. Some of the ways a local registered dietitian can support someone with prostate cancer include helping create meal plans, increasing plant sterols, reducing high-fat, high-sodium foods, ensuring you’re eating the right carbohydrates and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. Get started by talking to your local oncologist or family physician about how a local registered dietitian can help you.