Introduction: Prostate Cancer Care – Implications for Nursing Practice

Catherine Paterson

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and is the 6th leading cause of death worldwide.1 Prostate cancer for the most part is a disease of older men and a diagnosis in men younger than 40 years of age is uncommon. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) based screening and advancements in treatments mean that many men are living longer with the consequences of the disease and its associated treatments.1 The invasive nature of prostate cancer, diagnostic procedures, and the aftermath of treatments, men can experience profound decrements in physical and psychological well-being.2 Men affected by prostate cancer have reported difficulties related to psychological distress, sexuality-related issues, self-management of enduring urinary dysfunction, and informational support particularly related to on-going issues following the after-effects of treatment and cancer recurrence.3
Original languageEnglish
Article number151040
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


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