Treating the psychosocial and emotional impact of prostate cancer

It doesn’t take too much reading or direct experience to realize that, to date, we haven’t been very good at meeting the needs of patients with prostate cancer — or their spouses/partners — when it comes to the sociocultural and psychological needs associated with this disorder. … READ MORE …

Living with prostate cancer: the emotional and physical effects on patients and caregivers

Astellas Pharma US and Medivation have just announced the core results of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient and Caregiver Burden of Illness Study, which was carried out in the USA by Harris Interactive between August 29, 2012 and March 15, 2013, and supported financially by the two drug companies. … READ MORE …

Fatigue, emotional distress may suggest other problems too

A newly published study reports that, in patients who have been or are being treated for prostate cancer, “Nurses should be more alert to the possibility of additional treatment-related symptoms when fatigue or emotional distress is present.” Clearly, such a finding is also something patients and their family members or caregivers should be conscious of as well. … READ MORE …