Prostate cancer: understanding patients’ treatment options
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Prostate cancer: understanding patients’ treatment options

Andrew Hart Clinical nurse specialist, uro-oncology, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To enhance your knowledge of prostate cancer, including its risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis

  • To understand the various treatment options available for patients with prostate cancer

  • To consider how you could support patients with prostate cancer to make decisions about their care and treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK. It is a disease with no specific preventable risk factors, no specific signs and symptoms, and a significant health burden. This article explains the various treatment options available for patients with prostate cancer, with the aim of assisting nurses in supporting person-centred decision-making. It also discusses the risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, staging, grading and risk stratification of prostate cancer.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11819

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

andrew.hart1@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

The author has received honoraria from Astellas, Janssen and Bayer

Hart A (2022) Prostate cancer: understanding patients’ treatment options. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11819

Published online: 23 June 2022

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