May 2021 Awareness Night
Physical, Psychological, and Functional Aspects of Prostate Cancer
Beginning with coping strategies for managing the diagnosis and the distress of treatment decision-making, the presentation will summarize the physical, psychological, and functional aspects of prostate cancer from diagnosis to survivorship.
A description of the physiological nature of the prostate, prostate cancer, and the impact of localized prostate cancer treatment will follow.
Treatments discussed will include robotic and open radical prostatectomy (surgery), external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy (seed therapy). Each of these treatments will be examined in terms of their impact on overall health-related quality of life including urinary function, sexual function, bowel function, and related psychological distress.
Approaches to treating these side effects, with special emphasis on a bio-psychosocial approach to sexual dysfunction, will bring the session to a close.
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