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Caring For Yourself During and After Prostate Cancer: Best Survivorship Stories

National Cancer Survivors’ Day is the first Sunday in June, when we celebrate people living with a history of cancer. It’s a day to reflect on what survivors bring to our community and to recognize the challenges they face during and after treatment.

More than 3 million men in the U.S. are living with a history of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer treatment, while effective, can have side effects. Many of these can be managed. It’s important to talk with your health care team if you are experiencing side effects—don’t suffer in silence. Get tips on starting the discussion from Dr. Alicia Morgans, Medical Director of the Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

PCF’s wellness guide, The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer also has tips on rest, exercise, and nutrition for cancer prevention and recovery. It’s also for anyone who wants to learn about healthier choices to help prevent any number of chronic diseases. Download your free copy here.

Here are some of our most popular articles covering common issues faced by prostate cancer survivors.

One man’s story. Vietnam Veteran Mr. Doug Maddox describes how he’s navigating long-term prostate cancer survivorship, along with his medical oncologist at the VA, PCF-funded researcher Dr. Ravi Parikh.

Incontinence

 

Sexual Health

 

Staying Healthy While Taking Hormone Therapy

 

Mental Health

 

Smoking and Recurrence

 

Palliative Care

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