New "Living with Prostate Cancer” guide
Prostate cancer is a malignant disease that affects the prostate, a walnut-sized gland on the underside of the bladder that is important for reproduction. In Belgium, the number of new cases of prostate cancer increased to 10,196 in 2019.
Prostate cancer is not only the second overall most common form of cancer in the country, but also the most common type of cancer in men in Belgium. 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 the context of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month patient organisations Think Blue Vlaanderen and Wij Ook Belgium have been collaborating with Janssen. Together with doctors and nurses, an easy to find and clear guide has been written that accompanies patients from the moment they receive their diagnosis.
This guide focuses on patient empowerment in which patients and their families find tools and knowledge to take the control. Not only will you learn about the latest research and treatments, but you will also receive practical tips to prepare for your doctor's consultations, for example. You will also be able to find support in the various personal testimonials. So, you are not alone.
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.