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Prostate cancer charity wants better information for patients

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1043
  1. Klaus Morales
  1. BMJ

    About one in four men in the United Kingdom with prostate cancer are dissatisfied with their care, a survey of more than 1000 men with the disease shows.

    The Prostate Cancer Charity's survey of 1143 men who had the disease diagnosed in the last three years showed that more than a third did not have access to a specialist nurse to discuss their diagnosis and 43% were not given any written information about the disease or its treatments and side effects. Nearly a quarter of men who said they were alone when their diagnosis was broken …

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