• Psychological support for men?

    Asked by jsbeazley on Friday, January 24, 2014

    Psychological support for men?

    Hi,

    I am a testicular cancer survivor (8 years now), and returned to school to do a doctorate in psychology following my treatment. When I was diagnosed, no one offered me any psychological or social support of any kind. Thankfully my family was supportive, but I found it curious that my doctor(s) didn't even ask me about my support network. I want to find out how often support resources are offered to men, and what they find helpful. The goal is to help clinics and treatment teams better direct men to those services they are likely to use and find helpful. I think that how men define themselves, in terms of traditional masculine roles (strong, provider, etc.) is likely a major factor in all of this. If you are a man with a cancer diagnosis (at any time in your life), will you please help me with my research survey? It will only take 10 minutes or so, and would mean so much to me! Thank you.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cancersupport

    Scott

    1 Answer from the Community

    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      I'm not male, but just wanted to pop in here and say congratulations on celebrating 8 years of survivorship. And, of course on receiving your doctorate. Everyone, male and female rejoice at hearing success stories. Thanks for sharing.

      almost 8 years ago

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