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First Impressions Can Really Harm You

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First Impressions Can Really Harm You

After interviewing thousands of newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients, I have found that the first impressions of most patients about prostate cancer are almost always wrong.  Why?  There are several reasons.

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Wanted: Safe Places Where Women Whose Men Have Prostate Cancer Can Talk About What Really Matters

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Wanted: Safe Places Where Women Whose Men Have Prostate Cancer Can Talk About What Really Matters

Fact of life: The presence of even a single man in any support group changes the nature of the conversation about prostate cancer.

As one woman told me, “When the men aren’t there, we talk much more freely about how the disease is affecting both of us psychologically—our worries, our fears, our need to put on a brave face. And how we feel about everything that is happening— or not happening—in the bedroom.”

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