Understanding the Impact of Prostate Cancer on Intimate Relationships

Speaker: Dr. Deborah McLeod
Original Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
 
Prostate cancer can take a toll on intimate relationships. In this Expert Angle webinar, Dr. Deborah McLeod, clinician scientist in psychosocial oncology, will: 
 
  • Consider the question: Is it helpful to think of prostate cancer as a Couples’ Illness?
  • Review the impact of prostate cancer on intimate relationships (emotionally and sexually).
  • Discuss factors that contribute to successful recovery.
  • Explore the possibilities for sexuality after treatment (including why they often fail).


Speaker – Dr. Deborah McLeod

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Dr. Deborah McLeod is a clinician scientist in Nursing with the QEII Cancer Care Program in Halifax Nova Scotia. She holds adjunct appointments with Dalhousie University and University of Calgary. Her clinical work in psychosocial oncology (PSO) focuses on individual, couple and family therapy. Although she works with a variety of populations, she is particularly interested in prostate cancer populations and is currently involved in several national initiatives that address the sexual and other survivorship needs of men and partners dealing with prostate cancer.





About Expert Angle

Expert AngleExpert Angle is designed to expand our reach and address the many varied and complex questions that come with a prostate cancer diagnosis. These webinars will address topics important to men with prostate cancer along different points of the cancer care continuum and those within their circle of care as well as the general public and representatives from the clinical community.
 
The meetings are hosted using interactive on-line technology and feature leading experts in prostate cancer - making them accessible to anyone, regardless of their location, within Canada. The platform allows PCC to communicate directly with individuals in a variety of settings (i.e. in their homes, support group meetings, community centres) and geographic locations (i.e. urban, rural and remote locations) as well as measure engagement.   

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