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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Incontinence for Men with Cancer
A lot of men have incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer, but it can happen after being treated for other cancers too. If you have this problem, you are not alone. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you are having trouble controlling your urine. There are ways to help.