Journal article

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

Jeremy Couper, Sidney Bloch, Anthony Love, Michelle Macvean, Gillian M Duchesne, David Kissane

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

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 experience of a partner is particularly relevant. A thorough review of the research literature reporting directly from partners of prostate cancer patients has not been undertaken previously. For this rev..

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