Psychosocial adjustment of female partners of men with prostate cancer: a review of the literature.

@article{Couper2006PsychosocialAO,
  title={Psychosocial adjustment of female partners of men with prostate cancer: a review of the literature.},
  author={Jeremy W. Couper and Sidney Bloch and Anthony W Love and Michelle L. Macvean and Gillian Duchesne and David Kissane},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={937-53}
}
Advances in prostate cancer treatments since the 1990s have led to a growing proportion of patients living with the effects of the cancer. Various challenges face the man and his partner from the point of learning of the diagnosis: deciding among numerous diverse treatment options, dealing with side-effects of treatment and possibly facing the terminal phase of the illness. This invariably has an impact on the patient's family and, in view of the older age group of men usually affected, the… CONTINUE READING