Facing the Tiger: A Survivorship Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer and their Partners

· Australian Academic Press
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About this ebook

“The road ahead is yours to travel. Parts of the future may seem clear, some of it will be uncertain, either way, it belongs to you. We can’t always choose what comes our way. But we can choose how we respond.”

It’s tough living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. While the disease has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer, the side-effects of treatment can be life-long and take a heavy toll on men’s mental health.

Of the more than 3.7million men globally who are living in the aftermath of a diagnosis, many will experience anxiety and depression, sometimes long-term. Not all will seek help for their mental health needs.

So too for those who know them and love them – life is often never the same. This book will give you practical strategies to manage stress and anxiety, improve health and wellbeing, navigate tough challenges, and to find a sense of ease about the situation in which you find yourself.

Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in the psychology of cancer, it is structured so that you can choose whatever chapter seems most relevant to your present situation. First released in 2013, it has been updated with new contributions and additional chapters for this new edition.

The book shares personal stories and insights from men and their partners in plain-speaking style, offering emotional comfort and inspiration. While your experience of prostate cancer is uniquely your own, Facing the Tiger reveals the wisdom of others who have already walked the path.

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Dylan Schokker
May 18, 2021
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About the author

Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is one of the world’s foremost experts in the psychology of cancer. With a distinguished 25-year career in health psychology, her expertise has been deepened by professional leadership roles in cancer control, research, and higher education, where her work has been praised for its impact on patient recoveries. She is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Health Psychology. Suzanne was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 for distinguished service to medical research particularly in the area of psycho-oncology and community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer.

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