By Professor Suzanne Chambers
Prostate melanoma is now the commonest male melanoma within the western global, except non-melanoma epidermis melanoma. In Australia over 120,000 males live with a prognosis of prostate melanoma. for every guy who has had prostate melanoma, there'll be humans shut who care approximately them, and love them, who're additionally deeply affected. This publication offers functional thoughts to aid deal with the emotional and mental stress of dwelling with prostate melanoma and to regain a feeling of ease in regards to the state of affairs during which you'll end up. Written by means of one of many world's major researchers into the mental results of melanoma and the way top to supply aid for people and undefined, it's established in order that the reader can opt for no matter what bankruptcy turns out such a lot proper without delay. own tales and insights from males and their companions supply emotional convenience and idea all through. whereas everyone's event of prostate melanoma is uniquely their very own there's not anything relatively just like the knowledge that comes from others who've already walked the path. Read more...
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Extra info for Facing the tiger : a guide for men with prostate cancer and the people who love them
It can be a big shock when you are diagnosed with prostate cancer and find out that there are several different treatment options and that you need to be involved in the decision about what treatment to have. This might sound crazy at first. If your car is broken the mechanic usually tells you what needs to be done. That is their job after all. Similarly, you might expect one correct ‘fix’ to treat a cancer and you probably expect the doctor to offer you this one best way. Being asked to make this decision yourself is a big call.
Regardless of the fact that one day we will all die (that is for certain), most of us live as if our days ahead are endless. A diagnosis of cancer means that dying of cancer is a possibility (although again this is actually true for all of us), and it forces most people to, at least at some level, contemplate their mortality. In 19 Facing The Tiger this sense the world can appear very different after a diagnosis of prostate cancer — less fair or just — and coming to terms with and accepting a changed understanding of the world and our place in it is a journey all of its own.
How would you describe your approach then? Now think about a time when you were faced with a problem and it did not go so well. How could you have approached this differently? Are there new coping skills you might need to learn? Further on in this book you will find more specific advice about ways to look after yourself, and to nurture your relationship with your partner. Feel free to move ahead to chapters that interest you. It will 32 On Loving Someone With Prostate Cancer help though if you take the time to reflect about your goals as suggested in this chapter and be clear about where you would like to head.
Facing the tiger : a guide for men with prostate cancer and the people who love them by Professor Suzanne Chambers