How to Be a Man after Prostate Cancer
by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, EdD, DD
After his prostate surgery, John lost his ability and desire to have sex with his wife, Linda. She was distraught when he literally turned his back on her. She wondered if John was deliberately trying to sabotage their relationship, as well as harming himself, by disregarding the penile rehabilitation his doctor advised.
Coping with the Emotional Side Effects of Treatment
by Joel D. Marcus, PSYD
Prostate cancer continues to be one of the most common types of cancer in American men. Prostate cancer can be diagnosed at any age, but it is generally diagnosed in men over 50. Men of this age group are generally married or have a long-term partner. Consequently, the emotional impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis will affect not only the man, but his partner as well.
Research Highlights Advances in Management and Treatment of Prostate Cancer
This three-day multidisciplinary symposium is your best opportunity to learn about the newest strategies in prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of genitourinary cancers. Expanding on The Prostate Cancer Symposium, this new symposium offers educational sessions and abstract oral and poster presentations focused on cancers of the testis, bladder, kidney and prostate organs.
What You Should Know About Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer
Regardless of whether the nerves were spared during surgery or whether the most precise dose planning was used during radiation therapy, nearly all men will experience some erectile dysfunction for the first few months after treatment. However, within one year after treatment, nearly all men with intact nerves will see a substantial improvement.
Managing Urinary Dysfunction
The term urinary dysfunction encompasses both urinary incontinence and irritative voiding symptoms or urinary bother. Obstruction of the bladder by an enlarged prostate is the typical reason for these symptoms; however, after prostate cancer therapy, these symptoms are typically caused by damage to the nerves and muscles that control urinary control.
Piecing Together Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Plan
Many treatment options are available for prostate cancer, and new additional options are right around the corner. You can beat prostate cancer. Nearly 100 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive after five years.
Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, Treatment and Prevention
The National Cancer Institute has published Prostate Cancer Advances In Focus, a fact sheet collection designed to highlight the remarkable progress made in prostate cancer research, treatment, supportive care, survivorship, screening, prevention, and genetics since the National Cancer Act was signed into law in 1971. The fact sheet shows the progress made during the past 3 ½ decades against prostate cancer. The ultimate goal of reducing the burden of cancer in this nation and worldwide can only be accomplished through a strong commitment to further research.
The Other Side of Coping with Prostate Cancer
by Michael A. Hoyt, PhD
Inevitably, men encounter stressful situations, unpleasant circumstances, and a host of persistent physical and emotional challenges after a prostate cancer diagnosis. Regardless of the type of treatment received, physical changes, sleep problems, pain, and discomfort are just some of the difficulties faced by survivors.