Psychological adjustment of men with prostate cancer: a review of the literature

  title={Psychological adjustment of men with prostate cancer: a review of the literature},
  author={Sidney Bloch and Anthony W Love and Michelle L. Macvean and Gill Duchesne and Jeremy W. Couper and David Kissane},
  journal={Biopsychosocial Medicine},
  pages={2 - 2}
OBJECTIVE Prostate cancer (PCA) is the most common malignancy and a major cause of death in men but, importantly, a substantial proportion will live for several years following diagnosis. However, they face the prospect of experiencing symptoms, side-effects of treatment and diminished quality of life. The patient's psychological adjustment is particularly complex, given the potential trajectory of the disease, from the point of diagnosis, with its immediate impact, to the phase of palliative… CONTINUE READING
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