National Cancer Survivors Day

Coping® is a proud sponsor and publisher of the exclusive coverage of National Cancer Survivors Day®.


Click here for Coping® magazine's Exclusive Coverage of National Cancer Survivors Day® 2017 (pdf).

Prostate Cancer Information

Return to Previous Page

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.

Read More


Your Guide to Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

by Steven Lamm, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, and Dan Sperling, MD

Ultimately, you are responsible for your own healthcare. Your doctor is, of course, an important part of figuring out health problems and helping you treat them, but when it comes to decision making and fol­lowing through on treatment and care, the buck stops with you.

Read More


Life after Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Steven Lamm, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, and Dan Sperling, MD

The transition from prostate can­cer patient to prostate cancer survivor can be difficult for some men. Even if all detected cancer was removed or eradicated through treatment, there is always the fear that it may return or spread. It’s natural to experience some level of anxiety around this, and it’s not unfounded. Statisti­cally, biochemical recurrence, a rise in PSA levels that may indicate the presence of active prostate cancer, is not uncommon. This is why regular follow-up with your doctor after treat­ment is complete is so important.

Read More


Regaining Control

by Barbara Delinsky

Loss of control is a major issue for those with breast cancer. It starts early on, when a problem is first suspected, and suddenly we’re taken over by fear, not to mention mammog­raphy machines, localization needles, hospital release forms, and biopsies. Then a positive diagnosis comes, and we’re really hit for a loop. We’re swamped by new information, con­fused by choices, intimidated by sterile rooms. We worry enough to lose sleep; we’re hurting from surgery, weak from anesthesia, and stressed over family demands; and we are not looking for­ward to the treatment ahead. There’s this big C looming over us, pressing us under its weight, threatening to dominate our daily lives for the next however-long.

Read More


Prostate Cancer & the Man You Love

by Anne Katz, RN, PhD

So you’ve been with this same man for 10 or 20 or even 50 years and you each know how the other thinks, right? Per­haps at times you even say the exact same thing at the exact same time and you both laugh at how well you know each other. But when illness occurs, those automatic and familiar ways of communicating often don’t work any longer or as effectively. Times of crisis require great communication, not just good communication; these times re­quire the use of words rather than looks or telepathy.

Read More


What You Need to Know about Urinary Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APM, CUCNS

Men treated for prostate cancer know that when the catheter comes out, the leakage may begin. For many men, this leakage may resolve over the next year, but for some men, the issue may last longer. Research reveals approximately 15 percent of men are incontinent up to one year following either radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic prostatectomy. It can take as long as two years for men to regain urinary continence.

Read More


Above-the-Belt Relationship Changes That Can Come with Prostate Cancer

by Arnold Melman, MD, and Rosemary E. Newnham

Although many men see their temporary or permanent loss of erectile function as the chief change that affects their relationships post-treatment, most researchers would argue that the bigger changes happen – and need to happen – above the belt buckle: in the brain and in the heart.

Read More


Prostate Cancer Affects Women, Too

by Cindie Hubiak

Our society considers prostate cancer solely a man’s disease. It’s not. Prostate cancer can affect women physically, emotionally, and spiritually. To complicate matters further, many men don’t want anyone to know about their diagnosis and treatment. This vow of silence reduces potential resources for women, pushing the topic under a rug, causing many of us to feel suffocated and isolated.

Read More


Page 2 of 5  < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›


eUpdate Sign up

Receive e-mails with links to the latest content on the Coping with Cancer website.

See past issues of eUpdate.

Follow us on Twitter

          Twitter icon

Like us on Facebook

          FaceBook icon

Subscribe to
Coping with Cancer magazine