Living with prostate cancer, discover the guide
When you have been diagnosed with cancer, a lot is coming your way, as is the case with prostate cancer. This is a malignant condition of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland important for reproduction. The number of new cases of prostate cancer continues to increase, with 9706 new diagnoses in 2020.1 This makes prostate cancer the most common type of cancer in men in Belgium.2 That's why it is necessary that patients and those around them have access to information that can help them get the answers they need.
November is prostate cancer month
In collaboration with the patient associations, Think Blue Flanders and Wij Ook, doctors and nurses, Janssen created an accessible and clear guide that accompanies patients from the moment they are diagnosed.
This guide focuses on patient empowerment, giving patients and their loved ones tools and knowledge to take control over their own lives. This way, not only will you learn more about possible studies, but possible symptoms and treatment options are also discussed in the guide. For example, you will also find practical tips to prepare for your doctor's consultations. In addition, you can also get support from the various personal testimonies and can find more information about patient organisations. These can help with the emotional support that you might need during the whole process. So, you are not alone.
Curious? Read more in the digital guide:
Participate in the conversation on social media
During the month of November, we will draw the attention on prostate cancer on our social media channels. Are you participating? In this way, we are gradually breaking the taboo surrounding this disease.
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1 Cancer Fact Sheet Prostate Cancer. 2020. http://kankerregister.org/media/docs/CancerFactSheets/2020/Cancer_Fact_Sheet_ProstateCancer_2020.pdf