Resources

What You Need To Know

As with any serious condition, prostate cancer affects more than just the person who has been diagnosed. Family, friends and work colleagues may be affected too, especially if surgery, radiation or major lifestyle changes are required. With prostate cancer, there may be particular challenges for the spouse. That’s why it’s important for you to know as much as you can about what lies ahead. Read More

Treatment Options

There are a number of prostate cancer treatments to consider. Each type brings different benefits and challenges so it’s important to be informed and make a decision based on what’s best for your partner and you. Read More

Treatment Facts at a Glance

Lifestyle Management

Any form of cancer usually has a significant impact on both partners–and prostate cancer is no exception. Uncertainty about the future is common with all types of cancer. But there are some specific fears associated with prostate cancer–specifically around
the sexual relationship, incontinence and the impact of both on the couple’s quality of life–that partners often face in their journey with the disease. Read More

Your Life Together

Regardless of the treatment you and your partner decide on, you will want to work together to ensure the best possible outcome — in both the short and long term. The tips on these pages can help you create a healthy environment at home, at work and at play. The healthy changes you make now are not just for your partner’s benefit, but for your whole family’s as well! Read More

Changes to Expect

Helpful information on what changes you can expect after your partner has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We cover topics such as stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and psychological issues. Read More

Tips From Women Who’ve Been There

Read some helpful tips on making a treatment decision, sharing information, and coping from women who have been through similar situations. Read More

Ask An Expert

You may have many questions running through your head after your partner receives his diagnosis. To help you find the answers you need, we have assembled a list of common questions doctors and nurse practitioners receive. Read More

Helpful Resources

We have compiled a list of resources to help you through this difficult time. From support groups to websites, there are plenty of resources available to you and your family. Read More