The stress of prostate cancer

The prostate cancer journey can have some bumps along the way. Between diagnosis, treatment, finances and relationships, there’s a lot that might keep you up at night. And as worries pile up, it’s normal to feel stressed out or anxious.

A prostate cancer diagnosis
can be stressful

Right now, you might
have persistent thoughts like:

What if the treatment doesn’t work?

What if the cancer comes back?

Why me?

These are all valid, important and personal questions. Remember that you have people in your corner (like your doctor and care team, counsellor, family and friends) to help you work through these feelings. It’s OK to allow yourself to be upset and talk it out.

Counselling, support and
activities to reduce stress

If your feelings of stress or anxiety are becoming overwhelming, talk to your doctor or care team, and they can guide you towards helpful solutions. You can also check out the useful resources below.
Samaritans

Confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day, by phone, email, or face to face

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Information about psychotherapy and details of therapists.

On a day-to-day basis, there are several
things you can do to be more at ease.

Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength. Rather than being a seen as weakness, it actually takes courage to admit that you can’t do everything alone.

Additional Resources

The emotional impact of prostate cancer

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