Prostate cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management
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Prostate cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management

Bruce Turner Uro-oncology nurse practitioner, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, London
Lawrence Drudge-Coates Urological oncology clinical nurse specialist and honorary lecturer, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

This article aims to update nurses on prostate cancer with emphasis on incidence, epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. An understanding of the disease and its management will help to ensure that nurses in a variety of settings are well placed to support patients and their families though investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 9, 10, 29-36. doi: 10.7748/cnp2010.

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