A cancer diagnosis can have a profound impact on a man’s sense of identity and purpose in life, especially if he cannot work during or after his treatment or has to reduce the hours he works, notes a new article on the Cancer and Careers website (www.cancerandcareers.org).
CancerCare Director of Clinical Services William Goeren, LCSW-R observes that many men who are diagnosed with cancer have a difficult time coping with their reduced income and its emotional and financial impact on their family. Men with cancer are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with depression than women with cancer and the article offers tips for coping with these feelings.
Read the article.
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