31 July 2018

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Australian men with prostate cancer at increased risk of suicide

These days more men are surviving prostate cancer, and they are living for longer after diagnosis than in previous decades. But survival rates do not tell the whole story. Living longer is not the same as living well. New Australian research has shown that men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of suicide than their counterparts who don’t have the disease. The psychological needs of all men with prostate cancer require consideration and access to support as an important part of disease management.

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