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Men Caring for Women in the Cancer Context 

Men Caring for Women in the Cancer Context
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Men Caring for Women in the Cancer Context
Author(s):

Mariët Hagedoorn

, and Tracey A. Revenson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190462253.003.0004
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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter provides an overview of the consequences of a cancer diagnosis for female patients and their male caregivers, mostly partners or spouses. The majority of the couples adjust well; only a minority shows elevated levels of psychological distress a year or more after diagnosis. Nevertheless, the literature shows that cancer and its treatment may have a considerable impact on sexual functioning, fertility, and other aspects of the relationship. Communication between patients and partners and between couples and health care professionals plays a key role in solutions to these problems. Psychosocial interventions that may ameliorate the stresses these couples face are presented throughout the chapter. The authors also address issues of gender and caregiving.

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