Abiraterone And Enzalutamide Effect Cognitive Impairment and Depression in Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)

Speaking with men who have taken abiraterone (Zytiga, ABI) and enzalutamide (Xtandi, ENZA), at Malecare we sometimes hear reports of both cognitive and mood changes brought on by these two drugs. Evaluating these two problematic side effects researchers have confirmed our experience, both of these drugs can cause these symptoms and that more men reported [...]

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 [...]

Depression In Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

Yesterday I wrote about the cognitive effects of hormone therapy (ADT), today’s topic is about depression in men on ADT. It is commonly known that men on ADT often experience many physical and psychological side effects of the treatment. One of these side effects to ADT may be associated with increased risk for depression, but [...]

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 [...]

Recognizing Stress – The Signs To Be Aware About

Recognizing Stress Life without prostate cancer can be very stressful….but life with prostate cancer is guaranteed to be stressful. From the moment you are diagnosed your life changes, including your stress level. Our stress level results from an accumulation of various stress factors such as heavy workload, poor communications, multiple frustrations, coping with situations in [...]

Distress, Anxiety and Depression in Prostate Cancer Patients

There have been a number of articles that claim that older cancer patients report less distress than younger cancer patients report. However, this research has generally not sorted the differences among general distress, anxiety, and depression in older vs. younger survivors. Elson CJ, Weinberger MI, Balk E, Holland J, Breitbart W, Roth AJ. From the [...]

Insomnia, Depression and Distress

I don’t know about your experiences, but I definitely suffer from insomnia. There are two different types of insomnia, difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep. I have no problem getting to sleep, but after three to four hours I find myself waking every half hour to hour. This can continue on for two to [...]

Is the Honeymoon Over? – A New Report from Scott Goodwin

That is the big question I am dealing with this week. I have been so pleased with my recent success with lowering my PSA, but the last test has reversed the trend. My PSA has shown a drastic rise. It went from just under .60 to almost 2.0 within a two week period! As we [...]

Living Day to Day (Living by PSA)- An Installment of Scott Goodwin’s Personal Experience with Chemotherapy

I completed my third treatment on Christmas Eve. I felt pretty good through the holiday weekend but started to fade a little by Sunday. The major side effect at this point is fatigue. As most of you know taking a nap doesn't always help, but still feels good. Despite the treatment we are on, we [...]