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Get Help for the Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often want to know, “How will cancer affect my sex life?” Although beating cancer is certainly the first concern, many men with prostate cancer do factor in sexual side effects as they weigh their prostate cancer treatment options. Sexuality is an important part of everyone’s identity, and the threat of losing it is a worry for many men and their partners. Natu­rally, couples want to learn how they can protect it.

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Stop Keeping Up (and Down) with the Joneses

by Andrew J. Roth, MD

It’s easy to compare yourself to men who look healthier than you and wonder if you will have their good luck. You may make negative self-comparisons with others who look stronger and healthier and wonder, How come my luck was not as good? It is even more unsettling to see someone who looks more ill than you and wonder if that is the road you will be heading down, and when.

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For Men with Prostate Cancer, Can Exercise Buffer the Cognitive Effects of Hormone Therapy?

by Allison Hourani, BA, Tatiana D. Starr, MA, and Christian J. Nelson, PhD

Androgen deprivation therapy, or hormone therapy, is a mainstay of treatment for many men with prostate cancer. For those with advanced disease, it is the standard of care. An­drogen deprivation therapy works by depleting a man’s testosterone, which is a major driver in the growth of pros­tate cancer cells.

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Managing the Fear of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

The completion of prostate cancer treatment can bring both relief and worry. When caught early, initial treatment can lead to cure, and most men will live cancer-free for years, possibly forever. However, despite successful treatment, you may still feel worried, anxious, or fearful that your cancer may come back.

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Facing Prostate Cancer Treatment?

For most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the cancer is found while it is still at an early stage. These men often have several treatment options to consider.

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New Guidelines Address Long-Term Needs of Prostate Cancer Survivors

New American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines outline post-treatment clinical follow-up care for the myriad long-term and late effects that an estimated 2.8 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States may face.

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Living Well with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Advanced prostate cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the prostate. If you’re facing a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer, the key to maintaining good quality of life and a positive attitude while fight­ing the disease is making sure you understand the potential side effects of each treatment option you’re consider­ing, as well as how to deal with them.

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Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer

by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have ques­tions about treatment-related side effects, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll review common side effects from some of the conventional prostate cancer treatments, as well as what can be done to alleviate them or reduce their impact.

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