Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Participants Solicitation for Online Study: The Impact of Prostate Cancer on Survivors’ Sense of Meaning in Life

Are you a man,

• 65 or under?
• Have been in remission at least 1yr.?
• Speak and write English fluently?
• Have a private computer?
• Have a private email address?
• Comfortable writing about your experiences with cancer?

The purpose of this study is to examine how prostate cancer survivors construct meaning from their experiences. Participants will be asked to answer three sets of questions about your experiences with Prostate Cancer. The study seeks to examine what a prostate cancer survivors’ experience is over time. The study will examine how participants adjust to a life experience with prostate cancer. Additionally this study aims to provide more clarity in defining the terms meaning in life as it relates to stressful life experiences.

Participants will be asked to complete the study eligibility form, demographic/background questionnaire and three sets of questions regarding their experience before diagnosis, during treatment, and now as a survivor of prostate cancer. All responses will be handled via email.

If you think you might be interested in participating, for more information and specifics regarding participation, please contact:

Carol L. Brady
Walden University
Doctoral Candidate

Email: carol.brady@waldenu.edu

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