Ten-year quality of life outcomes in men with prostate cancer
Suzanne K Chambers
John Wiley and Sons
Exercise Medicine Research Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council.
Cancer Council Queensland.
NHMRC Number : 442301
- Many prostate cancer survivors face ongoing decrements in health-related quality of life (HRQoL)
- The long-term trajectories of men with prostate cancer are not well described
- To our knowledge, this is the first substantive prospective study to track men's HRQoL, life satisfaction and symptom burden ten years from diagnosis
- Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), multiple comorbidities, younger age and socioeconomic disadvantage are risk indicators for poorer long-term HRQoL after prostate cancer.
- Risk indicators need to be incorporated into survivorship care planning to facilitate personalised care for men most at risk of poorer physical and mental health.