A/Prof Ilona Juraskova, The University of Sydney
Common long-term effects of treatment for prostate cancer such as sexual problems, urinary leakage, and bowel problems, can cause major issues in the lives of affected men. Although we know how likely these side effects are to occur, not much is known about the worry and uncertainty men might feel in anticipation of these effects.
This research study aimed to understand whether, and how often, men experience worry and uncertainty about long-term cancer treatment effects, and how men cope with these worries and uncertainties.
The study involved:
The study had ethics approval, from the Human Research Ethics Committee of Concord Repatriation General Hospital – Sydney Local Health District.