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When Your Partner Has Prostate Cancer

If you ask the spouse or partner of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer about the disease and its treatment, you’ll often hear answers in the first-person plural: “We opted for a radical prostatectomy.” “We thought it was his best chance for a cure.”

That parlance is common among partners of men with prostate cancer, says Dr. Andrew Roth, attending psychiatrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who specializes in treating men and couples affected by prostate cancer. “There are lots of spouses who will tell me cancer didn’t just hit the husband, it hit (the wife) as well,” he says.

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source: US News and World Report