You don’t have to cope with prostate cancer alone. Here’s how to network your way back to better health.
Are you a “suffer in silence” type of guy? According to Atlanta-based medical historian Stuart Galishoff, you aren’t the only one. Most men cope with illness that way—even when it’s something as serious as prostate cancer. But going it alone isn’t good for your health. That’s because your reluctance to involve others may result in more tension and fear—and a longer recovery time. Social networking, whether online or in person, can help you find friendly folks to lean on. Here are ways to get connected to a caring community: