Being diagnosed with prostate cancer may trigger a range of feelings, including fear, anxiety, depression, and disbelief. While everyone finds their own way to cope with a diagnosis, prostate cancer blogs may help you to feel as though you are not alone. We have selected the best prostate cancer blogs.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types in men, with around 161,360 new cases in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Around 1 in 7 men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Although around 26,730 yearly deaths occur from prostate cancer among U.S. men, most men who are diagnosed with the condition do not die from the disease; more than 2.9 million U.S. men who have received a prostate cancer diagnosis “at some point are still alive today.”
Healthcare providers will help you to determine the most effective course of care for your condition. However, prostate cancer blogs can help you to connect with people who understand what you are going through.
Medical News Today have located the 10 best prostate cancer blogs that provide guidance, information on what to expect, and support.
Harvard Health Blog: Prostate Health
Harvard Health Blog is run by Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University. Harvard Health Publications draw on the expertise of more than 11,000 physicians, researchers, and faculty members to deliver up-to-date information that is trustworthy and accessible.
Their Prostate Health blog has posts from Charlie Schmidt, among other writers. Schmidt is the editor of Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Disease.
Schmidt writes articles such as how combining surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy may extend survival in advanced prostate cancer, how a new imaging technique may help men to avoid prostate biopsy, and how a urine test can predict high-grade prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1993 to harness more financial and human resources in the mission to develop new breakthroughs and find a cure for prostate cancer.
Through the support of the PCF, the number of drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of prostate cancer has increased from seven, when the PCF first started, to 13 today. The PCF say that there are many more treatments in the pipeline.
The PCF blog features patient stories including Charlie’s battle with prostate cancer for 13 years, Stevie’s bid to spread awareness on being responsible and getting prostate checkups, and Russell’s request for a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test that led to the discovery that he had prostate cancer.
Journey to ZERO
ZERO is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end prostate cancer and have a future with zero prostate cancer deaths. They aim to advance prostate cancer research, help to improve the lives of men and their families, and inspire action against prostate cancer.
ZERO provide educational resources and are funding research for early prostate cancer detection methods. They hope to motivate a passionate, like-minded, and multigenerational team of advocates to put an end to prostate cancer.
The Journey to ZERO blog includes patient education, community perspectives, personal stories, and advocacy in action. Posts include Paul’s 5-year anniversary of being diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, Landi’s making of a documentary film about prostate cancer in the African American community, and how the ZERO360 support program helped a 56-year-old with his cancer diagnosis, job loss, and financial…