A prostate cancer diagnosis has a severe impact on a person’s life and can entail numerous physical, psychological and social challenges and difficulties. Men with prostate cancer often experience the condition as fighting an enemy within their body, and the treatment can damage their self-confidence. Undergoing an operation does not provide immediate relief for all patients. Some men continue to contend with anxieties in their everyday lives, ranging from uncertainty about whether they are fully cancer-free to continence problems and limitations on their sex life.
Some men hesitate to talk about their worries or try to avoid burdening their loved ones. However, this can leave these men feeling alone as they face these uncertainties and fears of loss.
Psychological support can be very beneficial. We offer you and your loved ones:
- Advice and guidance
- Psychotherapy sessions
- Relaxation exercises
- Support in acute crises
- Information about further assistance services such as support groups, licensed psychotherapists and advice centres
We offer these services for the period before, during and after your inpatient stay at the Martini-Klinik. With this in mind, the Martini-Klinik works closely with the Institute of Medical Psychology at UKE and strives to offer psycho-oncological support when needed to its patients and their loved ones. Alexander Krüger has extensive experience working with cancer patients and will be your contact for such issues.
Before your inpatient stay at the Martini-Klinik
If you would like psychological support prior to your inpatient stay at the Martini-Klinik, please contact Alexander Krüger.
During your inpatient stay at the Martini-Klinik
If you feel you would benefit from psycho-oncological support, please speak with your ward doctors or nurses. This service is part and parcel of the care we provide during your stay at the Martini-Klinik. Our psycho-oncological team is available on the wards from Monday to Friday, ready to support you if you need them.
After your inpatient stay at the Martini-Klinik
You can access ongoing outpatient care and psychotherapy in the Outpatient Psycho-oncology department at the Institute for Medical Psychology with a referral from a specialist. Please contact our Psycho-oncology team for assistance.