Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer

From Diagnosis to Recovery

Edited by Jane Ussher, Janette Perz, and B. R. Simon Rosser

Harrington Park Press, LLC

Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer

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Pub Date: April 2018

ISBN: 9781939594259

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Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer

From Diagnosis to Recovery

Edited by Jane Ussher, Janette Perz, and B. R. Simon Rosser

Harrington Park Press, LLC

This book provides an overview of research and practice dealing with the specific needs of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, as well as the special psychosocial needs of their partners. The intention is twofold: to provide insight into the unique experiences and concerns of gay or bisexual men living with prostate cancer in order to inform and assist future research, clinical practice and supportive care, and policy; and to ensure that the needs of gay and bisexual men are recognized and advanced on the mainstream prostate cancer agenda. Featuring both cutting-edge research and powerful portraits of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, this book will be indispensable for health care, oncology, and mental health practitioners who seek to address their specific experiences and challenges.
The challenges for gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer have remained poorly described for years – until this book. Covering multiple aspects of the diagnostic, treatment, and recovery periods, the studies presented illuminate the unique challenges for this population. The stories of individual gay men in the final chapters are especially poignant and highlight where the traditional medical establishment can improve services to these men. Anne Katz, editor of Oncology Nursing Forum
This is the definitive book covering the pioneering research that has helped make visible the specific needs and experiences of gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer. It is essential reading from the leaders in the field. Anthony Lowe, chief executive officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Required reading for urologists and oncologists who treat gay and bisexual men as well as for mental health practitioners. I would also recommend it to gay men contemplating treatment for prostate cancer and to their husbands and/or sexual partners as well. Jack Drescher, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

About the Author

Jane M. Ussher is professor of psychology at the Translational Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University.

Janette Perz is professor of psychology and director of the Translational Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University.

B. R. Simon Rosser is professor and clinical/research sexologist specializing in gay men’s health in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Heath at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He pioneered the study of sexual function and dysfunction in gay and bisexual men, and he led one of the first NIH-funded studies in this field.