Find Meaning in Your Cancer-related Suffering

Find Meaning in Your Cancer-related Suffering
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer My six-year presence on social media provides me with the opportunity to hear from thousands of men and couples coping with prostate cancer. Some of them are doing great, while others had their lives and relationships fall apart. There's not a relationship between prognosis and adjustment outcomes. In other words, some men who are terminal are coping well. They're living their remaining time with meaning and purpose. They're growing closer to their partner. An example is Mark Bradford, who's coping with end-stage prostate cancer. He recently wrote a blog titled, "Last Times." I encourage you to read it. How you cope with the time you have left as a cancer survivor is greatly influenced by your attitude, thoughts, and feelings toward loss and suffering, rather than your prognosis. I believe it's useful for cancer survivors to become familiar with the work of Vicktor Frankl. During World War II, he spent three years in a number of Nazi concentration camps. He faced starvation, unimaginable cruelty, torture, horrendous living conditions, mass executions, and the daily stench of burning flesh. Based on his observations and experiences living in concentration camps, he wrote a book about suffering. The title is "Man's Search
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Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the award winning book I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? His second book Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards in Men's Health in 2016. Additionally, the book was a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

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