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Stress and Cancer

Staying positive and controlling your overall mental health, through diet, exercise, and maintaining a positive outlook is important in helping to prevent and control your disease. Read the article here.

Coping and Support

When you receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, you may experience a range of feelings — including disbelief, fear, anger, anxiety and depression. With time, each person finds his own way of coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Read the article to get suggestions for coping with a diagnosis of  prostate cancer plus some suggestions for helping to prevent it.

Video: “Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer”

November 2016 Awareness Night Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer Dr. Andrew G. Matthew, PhD., C.Psych Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Senior staff Psychologist, Member of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Co-Lead, Genito-Urinary Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 48:45 minutes

Video: Dr. Michelle Flax – “The Psychology of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis”

March 2015 Scotiabank Awareness Night The Psychology of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Dr. Michelle Flax, Ph.D., C. Psych Psychologist and Psychoanalyst     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 40:23 hours Just the slides from this presentation can also be viewed here: “The Psychology of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis”

Combination of Prostate Cancer and Depression Obstructs Healing

Although researchers don’t exactly understand the role depression plays in a person’s overall cancer survival, a new study looking at prostate cancer in men offers more light. A number of studies have shown that people diagnosed with breast and liver cancer, who also maintain a positive outlook on life, tend to have better overall survival rates than those who become depressed. Read the article.

Cancer Related Fatigue – Video

Fatigue is the most common medical issue for cancer patients.  This is video by Dr. Mike Evans of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto tells you how to deal with it. Click here to view video.  (His other videos are available as links on this page.)

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