Prostate Cancer Support
You obviously know how prostate cancer affects your body, but it’s important not to overlook how it affects your emotional well-being. As men, we might not be naturally wired to give our emotions enough attention, yet emotional support and mental health care
Scientifically-Proven Benefits of Social Support
Social support has a direct and protecting effect on emotional adjustment and patient wellbeing when it comes to cancer. A study funded by the National Cancer Institute have now confirmed this by showing a positive association between peer support and psychological adjustment following cancer treatment. The research for this study points to evidence indicating a strong relationship between social support and cancer survival.
To say positive emotions and mental health treatment can alter tumor growth or be the only form of cancer treatment is not scientifically supported. Our personal experience does show support leads to positive outlooks and improved mental health, helping you thrive during and after prostate cancer treatment. Participating in a prostate cancer support group offers you the opportunity to talk with other survivors on a regular basis who understand and share your experiences.
Naturally, it is essential for you to maintain
Emotional Support and Educational Programs
During your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, you may experience changes in your attitudes, emotions, and moods on a day-to-day—or even hour-to-hour—basis. Many men experience feeling good one day, terrible the next. You need to know this is completely normal and, with time, most men adjust accordingly and move forward, living full, rich lives. This is especially true for individuals who connect with others to find strength and support.
Once treatment is over, men who have had prostate cancer typically want to know what they can do to stay healthy. The Prostate Cancer Survivors Association of West Michigan provides support in this area not only with our peer-to-peer
Naturally, it is important to collect information about any support group you are considering joining. You can learn more about the support you will find from The Survivors Association here on our website. If you would like to visit a support group or talk to someone about your life changes and emotions, we are here for you. You can contact us for more information, or to have any of your questions answered, by calling (616) 453-8300, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1806 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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