Advanced prostate cancer: Why men aren’t speaking up

October 1, 2015

Hear and get results from Neal Shore, MD, as he discusses with Crystal Murcia, PhD the surveys findings, explains why men aren’t speaking up about their prostate cancer symptoms, and urologists' role in assessing how patients are feeling.

 

 

 

Although prostate cancer may exhibit no symptoms in its early stages, symptoms like severe or unexplained pain, difficulty walking or climbing stairs, difficulty sleeping, or urinary incontinence may emerge when the disease advances. However, an international Harris Poll survey of over 1,200 people affected by the disease reveals nearly half of men (47%) sometimes ignore their symptoms. Hear from Neal Shore, MD, as he discusses with Crystal Murcia, PhD the survey's findings, explains why men aren’t speaking up about their symptoms, and urologists' role in assessing how patients are feeling.      

Slide show: Why men aren't speaking up about advanced prostate cancer

 

 

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015


 

 

 

How often men speak up about their symptoms

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015

 

 

 

 

Men reported these barriers that prevented them from speaking up about their symptoms

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015


 

 

 

Difficulty discussing symptoms may be culturally-driven

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015

 

 

 

Difficulty discussing symptoms may be culturally-driven

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015

 

 

 

Men said they would be motivated to speak up about their pain if it:

1Source: Prostate Cancer Survey Symptoms Survey, conducted by Harris Poll, February-August 2015

 

 

 

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