Managing Stress

Stress and prostate cancer – Wives/partners must cope with both

Studies report that spouses and partners suffer just as much — if not more — stress than their men with prostate cancer. It’s not surprising.  It is incredibly hard to have to watch your loved one have to go through so much. What causes stress? Stress occurs when our bodies react to a perceived problem, …

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Stress has many sides – Especially with prostate cancer

Stress and prostate cancer often go hand in hand.  You may not know that there are actually different types, according to the American Psychological Association. Acute stress Acute stress is a short-term reaction to situations and events, or perceived threats, such as: Making a costly mistake at work The bank rejecting your mortgage application A …

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Depression and prostate cancer – The warning signs

Both you and your loved one are likely to have strong feelings of sadness when you first receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer — or if his cancer recurs. It’s also very common to feel sad about long-term side effects, including: Loss of sexual function (impotence) Incontinence But if sadness continues and gets worse — …

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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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Anger about prostate cancer? – Express it in healthy ways

Anger about prostate cancer is an emotion that should not be ignored; although many of us may try to. In their excellent book, A Woman’s Forbidden Emotion, Wright and Oliver write that this strong emotion has a message for us and it’s there for reason. If we ignore anger, it can lead to other problems, including: Depression …

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