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Living and Coping with Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance
June 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Alan Hsu MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Psychiatrist, Moores Cancer Center Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services.
Dr. Hsu will talk about the challenges after diagnosis, including mood and anxiety issues, particularly in making a decision to pursue Active Surveillance. He will review some methods of coping with anxiety and uncertainty, as well as ways to talk about your decision with loved ones who may express their own fears and anxieties regarding AS.
Dr. Hsu has subspecialty training in consultation-liaison psychiatry, a subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on the psychiatric treatment of patients with complex medical conditions, including cancer. His research interest is in better understanding cancer-related distress.
Before joining UC San Diego Health, he was a staff psychiatrist at VA San Diego Healthcare System’s Mission Valley outpatient clinic. He continues to see patients at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla.
He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
Our June 26 Zoom meeting will begin at 12 P.M. EDT.
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