Facing the Tiger
A Survivorship Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer and their Partners 2nd ed.
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Australian Academic Press
It's tough living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. While the disease has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer, the side-effects of treatment can be life-long and take a heavy toll on men's mental health. Of the more than 3.7 million men globally who are living in the aftermath of a diagnosis, many will experience anxiety and depression, sometimes long-term. Poorer mental health is associated with poorer treatment outcomes and lower quality of life. Not all will seek help with their mental wellbeing. For those who know them and love them - life is often never the same after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. This book is written by one of the world's foremost experts in the psychology of cancer to assist men with prostate cancer and their partners maintain their mental wellbeing as they move through treatment, tackling the many challenges that come with a diagnosis. Using evidence-based science and the lived experience of those who have travelled the path before, this book gives practical strategies to manage stress and anxiety, improve health and wellbeing, make tough decisions, seek support, and improve survivorship quality both early and later on in treatment. The book shares personal stories and insights from men and their partners who speak from their heart, offering emotional comfort and inspiration. First released in 2013, it has been updated with new contributions and additional content including key prostate cancer survivorship essentials for better quality of life. This book is essential reading for all men with prostate cancer, whether just diagnosed or well into treatment, their partners, and all health professionals who work with them.