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?
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.
Confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day, by phone, email, or face to face
Irish Cancer Society
To find a counsellor near you, contact the Irish Cancer Society
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.