BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) today announced an educational campaign to inspire prostate cancer patients to speak up and seek support through authentic conversations, along with the sponsorship of educational opportunities for patients, providers, and caregivers during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Studies have repeatedly shown that many patients lack the resources and willingness to speak openly about their condition, and Prostate Cancer Awareness month presents the opportunity to address these findings through increased awareness and education.
Through the power of storytelling, Myovant launched “Myovant Stories” on Myovant.com to shine a light on stigma, science and community through videos, articles, and resources for patients and healthcare professionals. It will play host to the new video series “Men With Prostate Cancer Find Support” which illustrates how valuable peer to peer support can be. The videos also link to resources that provide listings of third-party directories for prostate cancer support groups.
"Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men worldwide, but patients often find it difficult to discuss their disease,” said Dave Marek, Chief Executive Officer of Myovant Sciences, Inc. “We believe this new initiative can encourage men with prostate cancer to be more vocal and empower them throughout their care journey.”
It is estimated that one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.1 Additionally, one in three men diagnosed with prostate cancer are at risk for depression or anxiety.2 To help respond to these conditions, “Men with Prostate Cancer Find Support” reinforces the value of support by featuring men recruited from support groups sharing their experiences in a free-flowing conversation captured on video.
“My wife and I attended support groups early on and that was instrumental because it helped us each understand what we were facing,” said Dan Leonard of California, patient volunteer in the Myovant video series. “Support is crucial for getting through this, so count me in for anything I can do to encourage men and their loved ones, who are faced with this challenge, to seek support.”
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