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Impact on Uro-oncology

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad
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Abstract

This area is important and relevant to the NHS for a number of reasons. There is an increasing number of prostate cancer survivors within around the world. A service with a high level of patient care, focused on psychosexual concerns, side effects of therapy whilst clinically safe and based on patient need should be provided. Current follow-up systems for this cohort have a significant financial burden associated. There are significant issues with erectile dysfunction and side effects of therapy. There is a lack of available guidance for this cohort of survivors. Current follow-up programmes in the NHS are not meeting patient needs. The implications for the uro-oncology community are: development of guidelines for Psychosexual Survivorship Care, applicable nationally and internationally.

This area is important and relevant to the NHS for a number of reasons. There is an increasing number of prostate cancer survivors within around the world. A service with a high level of patient care, focused on psychosexual concerns, side effects of therapy whilst clinically safe and based on patient need should be provided. Current follow-up systems for this cohort have a significant financial burden associated. There are significant issues with erectile dysfunction and side effects of therapy. There is a lack of available guidance for this cohort of survivors. Current follow-up programmes in the NHS are not meeting patient needs. The implications for the uro-oncology community are: development of guidelines for Psychosexual Survivorship Care, applicable nationally and internationally.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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