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Psychology

Coping and Support

September 16, 2017

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 […]

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Video: “Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer”

January 16, 2017

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 […]

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

January 23, 2016

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”

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Discussing Cancer Prognosis

May 31, 2015

Listen to and read about an interview with Dr. Levin in which he goes into greater depth on how to discuss prognosis with cancer patients. Read the article.

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Dr. Flax Slides

April 9, 2015

While waiting for the video of Dr. Michelle Flax’s presentation on March 25, 2015 on the topic ‘The psychology of a cancer diagnosis’, the slides from this presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Dr Flax Slides  

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Combination of Prostate Cancer and Depression Obstructs Healing

July 31, 2014

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 […]

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Cancer Related Fatigue – Video

May 2, 2013

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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Emotional Stress Reduces Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Therapies in Animal Model

January 26, 2013

Not surprisingly, a cancer diagnosis creates stress. And patients with prostate cancer show higher levels of anxiety compared to other cancer patients. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates that stress is not just an emotional side effect of the diagnosis; it also can reduce the effectiveness of prostate cancer […]

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Mind Over Manhood: Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer

December 1, 2012

While the devastating physical effects of prostate cancer are widely known, the psychological impact of the disease is a silent struggle for many men. Janssen Biotech, Inc. releases the results of its “Mind Over Manhood: Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer” survey conducted by Wakefield Research, which uncovers both a surprising lack of awareness and a profound […]

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Cancer on the Brain – Cancer Phobia

June 5, 2012

I got a call from a friend last year. He had prostate cancer and wanted some help thinking through what to do. He had gone to his doctors for the details about his physical condition. He was calling me for help dealing with the other condition he knew he was facing — excessive fear of […]

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