5 Tips to Better Cope with Prostate Cancer

By Kate Silver

This article originally published on GetOld

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men – with more than 176,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 27,500 prostate cancer related deaths in the United States in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Every man reacts differently to a diagnosis, says Andrew Roth, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York who counsels men diagnosed with prostate cancer and other diseases. He’s also the author of the book Managing Prostate Cancer: A Guide For Living Better. When asked for one piece of advice for those who have gotten a prostate cancer diagnosis, Roth says this: “Take it a step at a time.”

Based on more than two decades of experience, Roth shared these tips to help men cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

By talking with their healthcare providers about their treatment plan and seeking out support and stress-relieving activities, men can take a proactive role in their mental and physical health when diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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