Management of patients with metastatic prostate cancer
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Management of patients with metastatic prostate cancer

Bruce Turner Uro-oncology nurse practitioner, Department of Urology, Homerton University Hospital, London
Lawrence Drudge-Coates Uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist and honorary lecturer, King’s College Hospital, London

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is recognised as a significant health problem. Treatment of advanced or metastatic prostate cancer is challenging, and support and care should be tailored to meet the individual’s needs. This article focuses on the pharmacological management of metastatic prostate cancer and the nurse’s role in providing patients with information about the disease. It is hoped that this article will be used as a resource to improve patient care.

Nursing Standard. 26, 27, 49-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review