- Are divorce rates different among men who recover their erectile functioning versus those who don't?
- Are the divorce rates different among men who recover urinary control versus those who don't?
- Are the divorce rates different among men who use alcohol or drugs to self-medicate their depression versus those who don't?
Every month, I hear from men who tell me their marriages ended after they were diagnosed or treated for prostate cancer. After hearing the same story from dozens of men, I assumed a direct relationship existed between a prostate cancer diagnosis and divorce. I searched for an hour but couldn't find a study in the United States about the divorce rates among prostate cancer patients. Then I realized I was asking the wrong question. Too many variables exist. For example: