Systematic Review Findings on Prostate Cancer Survivorship

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


As demonstrated by these results, there is a large area of need, largely unmet [1]. Survivorship care programmes are in general, lacking. Psychosexual care and medical care, quality of life [2] and patient self-efficacy [3] are the main areas of development in a structured survivorship pathway. Without this, increased primary health care use results [4]. Communication and discussion of physical symptoms are central to a survivorship pathway [5, 6]. Healthcare input is an important factor associated with successful survivorship care, covering side effects and therapy and medical health.


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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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