Every week, more than 400 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Treatment increases survival rates for prostate cancer, but understanding treatment options and side effects can be confusing.
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Now, with a new prostate cancer resource, the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Report Card, we hope to make it easier for men and their families to understand treatment options and outcomes.
Created by a team of South Australian cancer researchers and experts led by Dr Kerry Beckman from the University of South Australia, it classifies different treatments and provides information on survival rates, cancer recurrence, second-line treatment, urinary We are evaluating the effects on , intestinal, and sexual function. .
This research-backed report card is based on real-life data from 8,513 South Australian men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (2008-2018). This product was developed in collaboration with consumer advisory groups, interviews with men affected by prostate cancer, surveys of the general public, and feedback from clinicians.
UniSA researcher Dr Tenaw Tiruye said the new report card provides clear, easy-to-understand and tailored information to help prostate cancer patients make informed decisions about their care. It states that it is a thing.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have a variety of treatment options, each of which can have serious side effects on a man’s physical functioning.”
Dr. Tenaw Tiruye, UniSA Researcher
“Patient preferences play an important role in determining treatment choices, but the information available is often complex and overwhelming..
“Patients have access to reliable, comprehensive and simple up-to-date information about the potential risks and benefits of each treatment to reduce unrealistic expectations of treatment outcomes and the possibility of regret about their decisions. need to do it..
“Providing easy-to-understand and accessible information in a single consumer report can help men better understand treatment options and support shared decision-making between patients and clinicians. Masu..
“A consumer-centered approach to all aspects of prostate cancer care is essential”
The report card was funded by the Hospital Research Foundation Group and made possible by data collected as part of the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaboration (SA-PCCOC).
Flinders Professor Michael O’Callaghan said the study, which was based on valuable data from the SA Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative, would help “determine better treatments” in the future.
“This long-running registry monitors how well people living in SA are doing after being diagnosed with prostate cancer,” he said, adding that the study and registry were developed by the Hospital Research Foundation Group, Movember pointed out that it received funding from USANZ.