Men's decision-making for prostate cancer

Budden, Lea (2012) Men's decision-making for prostate cancer. Australian Nursing Journal, 20 (5). pp. 50-51.

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[Extract] In Australia prostate cancer causes 15% of the cancer burden in men. In 2010 it is estimated 16,800 men were diagnosed and 3,300 died of the disease (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011). The risk on Australian men developing this cancer is 1 in 4 (up to age 85 years)(Australian Insititute of Health and Welfare. 2010). The symptoms of prostate cancer include urinary symptoms such as frequency, dysuria, haematuria, and poor urine stream, retention, dribbling and in advanced cases men can experience bone pain, fatigue and weight loss. Risk factors for the disease are men over 50 years of age, family history and ethnicity (Australian born men have a higher risk)(Cancer Council Australia 2012 ). It remains unknown what causes the disease, but recent research suggests one cause is viruses.

Item ID: 1106
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1320-3185
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Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 04:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 100%
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