Re: Charity says NHS must deal with “woeful lack of support” for colorectal cancer survivors
As an oncologist specialising in prostate cancer, I have to say that elderly male patients with prostate cancer fare even worse in terms of support with social and psychological issues.
I often envy the amount of support available for female patients with breast cancer. With tongue firmly in cheek, I feel obliged to join the currently fashionable, social media bandwagon and term this lack of support to men as 'sexist' . At the same time, I also wish to thank the vocal, politically active, breast cancer lobby for raising the standards that should be expected by 'all ' cancer patients.
Competing interests: My clinical and research work predominately involves prostate cancer patients