Today, more and more complementary therapies are being integrated into care plans for patients with prostate cancer. Read the article here.
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.
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
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”
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.
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 drugs and accelerate the development of prostate cancer. Read the article.