Survey on Active Surveillance from Prostate Cancer UK
Saturday, 9th September 2017
Tackle has been asked to contact their members about the opportunity to participate in two surveys. Tackle always look carefully at the many requests we receive to engage with our member groups. These two are of particular interest, one from Prostate Cancer UK and one from Edinburgh University. This one is from Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate Cancer UK recently launched a vital piece of work on active surveillance for men with localised prostate cancer. Active surveillance is a way of carefully monitoring prostate cancer that hasn't spread outside the prostate (localised prostate cancer), rather than treating it straight away with surgery or radiotherapy, for example.
Many men who opt for active surveillance live for as long as men who have immediate treatment. But they don't experience the side effects that can have a real impact on men's lives during and after treatments for prostate cancer.
It might seem strange not to have treatment, but localised prostate cancer often grows slowly (if at all) and may have a low risk of spreading. It may never cause any problems or affect how long a man lives, meaning they could delay, or even avoid, treatment altogether.
Prostate Cancer UK is working with Tackle Prostate Cancer and leading health professionals to develop best practice guidelines to ensure that men throughout the UK are offered active surveillance, if appropriate, and that it is carried out in the right way. And that's where they need you, as they can't do that without first hearing the views and experiences of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK really value your opinion and need as many men as possible to complete their short online survey
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