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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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
Foreword, by Jonathan Bergman and Mark S. Litwin
Introduction, by Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz, and B. R. Simon Rosser
Section 1: Gay and Bisexual Men’s Experiences of Prostate Cancer: What Does Research Tell Us?
1. Understanding Prostate Cancer in Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women: A Review of the Literature, by B. R. Simon Rosser, Shanda L. Hunt, Benjamin D. Capistrant, Nidhi Kohli, Badrinath R. Konety, Darryl Mitteldorf, Michael W. Ross, Kristine M. Talley, and William West
2. Threat to Gay Identity and Sexual Relationships: The Consequences of Prostate Cancer Treatment for Gay and Bisexual Men, by Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz, Duncan Rose, Gary W. Dowsett, and David M. Latini
3. Integrating Post-Prostatectomy Sexuality: The Couple’s Journey, by Daniela Wittmann
4. “My partner is my family”: An Interdependence and Communal Coping Approach to Understanding Prostate Cancer in Same-Sex Male Couples, by Charles Kamen and Lynae Darbes
5. Psychological Adjustment in Gay and Bisexual Men after Prostate Cancer, by Michael A. Hoyt and Brett M. Millar
6. The Social Dimensions of Prostate Cancer in Gay Men’s Sexuality, by Gary W. Dowsett, Duane Duncan, Andrea Waling, Daniel R. du Plooy, and Garrett P. Prestage
7. Gay Men and Prostate Cancer: Learning from the Voices of a Hidden Population, by Murray Drummond, James Smith, and Shaun Filiault
Section 2: Cancer Care and Support for Gay and Bisexual Men with Prostate Cancer
8. Lack of Information and Unmet Needs: Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Communication with Healthcare Professionals about Sex after Prostate Cancer, by Duncan Rose, Jane M. Ussher, and Janette Perz
9. Prostate Cancer Treatment Decision-Making and Survivorship Considerations among Gay and Bisexual Men: Implications for Sexual Roles and Functioning, by Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Matthew B. Schabath, and Clement K. Gwede
10. Sexual Aids for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women after Prostate Cancer Treatments, by Erik Wibowo and Richard Wassersug
11. Experiences of Sexual Rehabilitation after Prostate Cancer: A Comparison of Gay and Bisexual Men with Heterosexual Men, by Jane M. Ussher, Duncan Rose, Janette Perz, Gary W. Dowsett, and
Andrew Kellett
12. Illness Intrusiveness and Social Support in Gay and Bisexual Men with Prostate Cancer, by Tae L. Hart, Crystal Hare, and David M. Latini
13. The Effects of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer on Gay and Bisexual Men’s Experiences of Mental Health, Sexual Functioning and Behavior, Sexual Identity, and Relationships, by William West, B. R. Simon Rosser, Benjamin D. Capistrant, Beatriz Torres, Badrinath R. Konety, Darryl Mitteldorf, Michael W. Ross, and Kristine M. Talley
14. Toward a More Comprehensive Model of Prostate Cancer Care Inclusive of Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women, by Donald Allensworth-Davies, Thomas O. Blank, Brian de Vries, and Emilia Lombardi
15. Malecare: Twenty Years of Innovation and Service to Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women with Prostate Cancer, by Darryl Mitteldorf
Section 3: Personal Experiences
16. “Losing My Chestnut”: One Gay Man’s Wrangle with Prostate Cancer—Ten Years On, by Gary W. Dowsett
17. What about Me?, by Ross Henderson
18. An Invader in the Pleasure Dome, by Perry Brass
19. Looking Back: Engaging Prostate Cancer as a Gay Man at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century, by Gerald Perlman
20. A Shared Decision-Making Approach to Assessing Prostate Cancer Risk: A Gay Diary Case Study, by B. R. Simon Rosser, William West, and Badrinath R. Konety
Glossary
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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.