Establishing a prostate cancer support group
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Establishing a prostate cancer support group

Nicola James Uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, Employed by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Gail McPhail Urology clinical nurse specialist, Employed by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jayne Eastwood Patient and public involvement co-ordinator, Employed by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mike James Consultant urologist, Employed by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Whilst in the UK, there has been no shortage of breast cancer support groups for women, there are comparatively few support groups for men with prostate cancer, often regarded as a similar disease in terms of trajectory. This article considers this inequality, and looks at the need for, and the experience of, setting up a prostate cancer support group facilitated by clinical nurse specialists.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 1,33-38. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.02.4.1.33.c188

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