Odds are that a man in your life has a one in nine chance of being diagnosed
with prostate cancer.
Because cancer of any kind can be a physical and emotional challenge, it’s
important to be supportive and fight the disease as a team. Here are some
suggestions to help you attack prostate cancer together.
• Go with him to doctor’s appointments with your significant
other and ask questions. Information can be overwhelming and confusing.
• Help him communicate with other family members and friends. You
can be his voice at a time when he may not want or be able to talk about
• While your guidance is important, support him in the treatment decisions
he chooses – even if you don’t agree.
• Because prostate cancer affects you both, don’t ignore the
emotional impact it has on you. Find someone like a pastor, counselor
or close friend to share your feelings with.
• Communicate with each other also. It’s important to talk about
how you both feel.
• Accept that you may find a new meaning in life as you deal with
Do you think it’s time for a man in your lie to schedule a prostate
exam? Visit www.northoaks.org/prostate to learn more.