Prostate Cancer and My Coping Mechanisms

“My natural reaction was to play the tough guy and pretend everything was okay.” Gogs shares how he learned to open up after his prostate cancer diagnosis and find ways to cope.

gogs gagnon author of prostate cancer strikesIn this article, I share my thoughts on finding ways to cope with a cancer diagnosis. My healthcare team never warned me about the emotional side effects of a prostate cancer diagnosis. Whether you decide to treat your cancer or not, please don’t overlook your emotional needs. Tough guys suffer in silence, and finding ways to cope is essential.

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A PDF copy is also available: Prostate Cancer and My Coping Mechanisms How They Work.


I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can read all my article posts under Articles.

I’m proud to be a content contributor for Health Union. You can read all my published articles on ProstateCancer.net under Gogs’ Articles and my guest post in the Community Spotlight.

If you’re newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and live in Canada 🇨🇦 please request a free Reef Knot Kit from Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. Each kit contains a copy of my book, Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm. For more details, please read the Announcement in my local paper.

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