20 September 2016

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Mindful Man Inline

A diagnosis with prostate cancer can trigger of a period of stress for many men and their families. Depression and anxiety are particularly common for those with a poor prognosis, but can be experienced by any man waiting for a PSA test to see if their cancer has progressed. The partners and families of these men often share this stress. Many men with prostate cancer won’t have seriously considered using mindfulness (meditation and yoga) to reduce this stress. But as the evidence for their benefit increases, the number of people finding help from these interventions is also increasing.

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