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The more you understand how prostate cancer may affect your sexual health, the more realistic your post-treatment sexual expectations will be.

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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Making Sure the Kids Are All Right

by Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT

Children are super resilient. They are amazing beings with their own thoughts, feelings, experi­ences, ways of coping, and support systems. With that said, however, most parents have a strong and instinctive desire to protect their children, espe­cially from hearing the words, “I have cancer.”

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How to be a Friend to Someone with Cancer

by Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

“Hi, friend. I wanted to let you know I have some bad news. I have cancer.”
This moment has the potential to change everything, even between the closest of friends, as the lis­tener struggles with what to say or do next. But it shouldn’t.

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