Newswire (Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Received: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30:16 PM CST)

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Reports Outline Prostate Cancer Study Findings from Skane University Hospital (Everyday life after a radical prostatectomy - A qualitative study of men under 65 years of age)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Fresh data on Oncology - Prostate Cancer are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Malmo, Sweden, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The purpose of this study was to illuminate how men under 65 years of age experience their everyday Life one year or more after a radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer. Interviews with 19 men aged under 65 were performed 12-18 months after their radical prostatectomy."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Skane University Hospital, "The interviews were analysed using a thematic content analysis. The analysis of the interviews revealed three categories of experiences: 'Paying a price for survival', 'Feeling sidestepped' and 'Living with death lurking around the corner'. The side effects of the prostatectomy, such as sexual dysfunction, resulted in a changed self-image with a loss of manliness and reduced self-esteem. The men felt sidestepped and that they did not receive enough support. Prostate cancer was experienced as an embarrassing disease and the men felt their fundamental needs could not be openly discussed. Having cancer was associated with death. Thoughts about death faded away during recovery after the operation, but grew stronger in certain situations and reminded the men about their cancer. Returning to work and to previous activities helped them cope with the thoughts about death. Our study suggests a need for improved rehabilitation after a radical prostatectomy, including more structured sexual rehabilitation, and involving the partner."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Sharing the experiences of other men who have undergone prostate cancer surgery may also be beneficial."

For more information on this research see: Everyday life after a radical prostatectomy - A qualitative study of men under 65 years of age. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2017;30():107-112. European Journal of Oncology Nursing can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; European Journal of Oncology Nursing - www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-oncology-nursing/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Stenzelius, Skane Univ Hosp, Dept. of Urol, Malmo, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include A.K. Jonsson, O. Bratt and A. Wennick (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Keywords for this news article include: Malmo, Sweden, Europe, Male Urologic Surgical Procedures, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Men's Health, Oncology, Surgery, Skane University Hospital.

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