Feelings of worry and other distressing emotions are common among men with advanced prostate cancer.
Patricia Byrne of the psychological medicine service in St James's Hospital, Dublin said: "They are having to live with what is often, a long-term health condition that brings with it a lot of uncertainty."
Ms Byrne is among the speakers at a series of free meetings to be held over November on managing and living well with the disease.
She urged patients and families to attend.
Cork - The Gresham Metropole - Tuesday, November 18. 6:30pm - 8pm.
Galway - The Radisson Blu - Tuesday, November 25 - 6:30pm - 8pm.
Health & Living
I think it's great we're focusing on men's health this week. Men's health does seem to get overlooked and despite (or could it be because of…) the facts that men don't live as long as women, and up until recently, most doctors were male - it never seems to take centre stage. Men are often apologetic about seeking help with their health.
My brother and a mate were having beers on a Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, and they were talking about fashion and how eventually things come back into style," Adam Garone, who is in Ireland to launch this year's Movember Ireland campaign, tells me. "A couple of more beers later, they were on to why the moustache hadn't ever made a comeback."