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Communication and prostate cancer – Don’t blame

Communication involves sharing.  And relationships require give and take, especially when couples are coping with prostate cancer. But when things don’t go the way we want or expect them to, we may throw all of that out the window and look for someone to blame. Blaming often results in one partner feeling justified and the …

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Stress and prostate cancer – Men and women may react differently

One of the barriers to a happy marriage or relationship may be the expectation that men should react to stress the same way as women. Unfortunately, both science and personal experience tell us this just isn’t so. A UCLA study (that was first reported on in 2000), showed that when stress strikes, women may be …

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Coping after prostate cancer surgery – Some helpful tips

Coping after surgery for prostate cancer, such as radical prostatectomy, may be a little easier with some planning and preparation ahead of time. Before discharge Ask the nurse in the hospital if you can get a small urine collection bag, which straps to the leg and is more discreet for public outings, as well as a …

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Communicating effectively – With a man with prostate cancer

Communicating with a loved one with prostate cancer can be challenging for a variety of reasons. But if you think that your man should intuitively know — or even anticipate what you want or need — chances are your needs won’t get met.  Men are not mind-readers! If you want help or support from your …

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Avoiding conversation – Some with prostate cancer do it

When a man with prostate cancer completely shuts down it can leave his wife or partner feeling desperate for conversation. For some wives and partners, anger and resentment builds to the point where they are ready to give up. Understand you’re different Talking sounds simple, but in fact, there are many factors that can make …

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