Living with bodily changes in hormone-refractory prostate cancer - Abstract

To review the current knowledge on living with bodily changes in hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), treatment options, and common symptoms, and suggestions for improving our understanding of the experience of HRPC.

 

Data Source: Existing literature, research, and clinical experience.

Alleviation of bodily problems and providing care for men with HRPC is of utmost importance. It is important to talk about their situation and everyday life before asking about expected changes and problems related to the disease and its treatments.

A preliminary framework is suggested for understanding the experience of HRPC from a nursing perspective. These results support an existing body of knowledge emphasizing the paramount importance of symptom alleviation, but indicate another motivation, that of freeing time, when time is so limited. The importance of dialogue between patients and health care providers is highlighted.

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Reference: Semin Oncol Nurs. 2011 Nov;27(4):309-16.
doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2011.07.009

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22018410

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