I Can't Believe I'm Telling You This : Prostate Cancer in the Age of the Internet

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  • Although many men have prostate cancer-a disease that occurs in two thirds of all men by the age of 80-there is a culture of silence among patients that stifles conversation about it. The complexities of the illness, the disease's location, and potential post-treatment side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction have left them at a loss for words. But the Internet is changing that. In this program, three prostate cancer patients explain how they have used the Web to increase their understanding of the disease while pooling their knowledge and sharing their fears with fellow patients. If the barriers to beating prostate cancer are societal as well as scientific, then I Can't Believe I'm Telling You This offers a powerful injection of hope.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
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  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Prostate Cancer (1:56) -- Tests for Prostate Cancer (1:51) -- Cancer Diagnosis (3:20) -- Educated Cancer Patients (3:00) -- High Risk Group for Prostate Cancer (3:19) -- Genetics and Prostate Cancer (3:02) -- Treatment Options and Longevity (2:22) -- Therapy Choice (2:24) -- Life vs. Side Effects of Therapy (2:06) -- Male Support Group (2:49) -- Decision for Surgery (4:25) -- Hormone Treatments (3:06) -- Early Cancer Stages (2:11) -- Prostate Cancer and Sexual Dysfunction (2:43) -- Cancer and Emotional Battles (3:20) -- Online Information (2:46) -- Prostate Cancer: Family Matter (3:03) -- Dietary Changes for Prostate Cancer (3:03) -- Post-Surgical Success (2:37) -- Patient Responses (2:58)
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