Unmet Needs and Problems Faced by Prostate Cancer Survivors

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad
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Abstract

Questions regarding the physical, psychosocial, and economic impact of cancer treatment on patients have been recurrent themes in the cancer survivorship literature [1]. These include: monitoring for recurrence, metastases, side effects and also coordination between primary and secondary care [1]. These unmet needs and large numbers of patients are a significant burden on the healthcare system (National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, Department of Health 2008). To identify and address this, the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative was created [2]. As part of their work, ‘key’ shifts in attitude towards care were noted. The focus of this work conducted by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative was to help patients to get back to a normal life once cured.

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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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