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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.
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|Publisher:||Australian Academic Press|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is one of the world’s foremost experts in the psychology of cancer. With a distinguished 25-year career in health psychology, her expertise has been deepened by professional leadership roles in cancer control, research, and higher education, where her work has been praised for its impact on patient recoveries. She is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Health Psychology. Suzanne was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 for distinguished service to medical research particularly in the area of psycho-oncology and community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer.