Tuesday, March 27, 2018 03:00 AM

HIS PROSTATE CANCER BECOMES HER STRUGGLE, TOO

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties tied to prostate cancer[1] may not be limited to men.

Many wives of men with advanced prostate cancer[2] say their husband's illness has harmed their own health, a new study finds.

"Many prostate cancer[3] patients have a hard time, both physically and emotionally. This work shows that this stress[4] can spill over and affect wives and partners," said Hein Van Poppel, a European Association of Urology (EAU) spokesman.

"This is good for neither of them. Good mental and emotional health needs to be part of how we judge a treatment, and we need to try to ensure that both patients and their partners get the support they both need," Van Poppel said in an association news release.

While the impact of prostate cancer[5] and its treatment on men has been widely studied, there has been little ...

News source: MedicineNet

See also: The Robotic Urologist