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Cancer Diagnosis Causes Increased Emotional Problems for Too Many of Us

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough. Being diagnosed with cancer is often coupled with clinically meaningful levels of mental or emotional distress. Researchers in Germany have found that during the prior four weeks nearly a third of more than 2,100 cancer survivors interviewed at inpatient and outpatient care centers experienced mental or emotional distress that [...]

Malecare Founder and Executive Director Darryl Mittendorf Recognized For His Major Contributions To The Prostate Cancer Community By PCRI

Malecare's Founder and Executive Director Darryl Mitteldorf was this years PCRI winner of the Harry Pinchot Award.  He is  long deserving of this award.  I would like to thank Darryl for his years and years of work and PCRI for recognizing his major contributions to our prostate cancer community. Thank you Darryl A video of [...]

Depression In Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

It is commonly known that men on Hormone Therapy (ADT) often experience many physical and psychological side effects from the treatment. Many of my posts have discussed the physical side effects, but I have not adequately explored the adverse psychological  side effects that many of us experience when we are on ADT! Besides memory issues [...]

How Men Can Preserve Their Emotional Well Being When Fighting Advanced Prostate Cancer -Ideas For Interventions

In a study performed in the UK researchers explored how men with advanced prostate cancer support their personal well being. The study analyzed the practices used by five (5) men with advanced prostate cancer to maintain their emotional wellbeing. Information about the men’s individual practices was taken from face-to-face, semi-structured, in-depth interviews with the five [...]

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and [...]

Defaulting Cancer Treatment Is Associated with Psychological Distress and A Desire for Psychological Support*

Sometimes some of us just simply decide that we will not start any treatment or continue a treatment protocol simply because we don’t want to have treatment.  This type of decision is different from our deciding that a specific treatment has too many side effects for the potential upside it might provide. Researchers set out [...]

Cancer Depression – No Denying It Haunts Us All

We all are subject to developing depression and prostate cancer survivors are subject to a large share of it.  Besides dealing with the everyday issues of living our life, we also are hounded by our diagnosis.   However, it is important to understand that there are everyday types of depression and what is referred to as [...]

Youtoons Describe Obama Care in a Simple Video

The new Health Care law (Obamacare) is scheduled to take effect in 2014 with the first open enrollment period beginning on October 1, 2013. That is only 2 months away! We all have hear the constant din about the new law, but most of us don't have the slightest understanding of how it will work. [...]

ADT and Estradiol Therapy Modify Memory in Men being Treated for Prostate Cancer

I just cannot remember where I put my keys. What is my home telephone number? What is his name, you know the guy I sit next to everyday in the office? Sound familiar, maybe because you are on hormone deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat your advanced prostate cancer. This can explain why your normally intact [...]

Dealing With and Beating Chemobrain – For Men Fighting Advanced Prostate Cancer

It is very common, men with advanced prostate cancer find that they are subject to confusion and memory loss; they experience a general dumbing down of their brain facilities. The most common culprits causing this are hormone therapy (ADT) and chemotherapy treatments. At this time we don’t have any great magic bullets to treat this [...]