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Prostate cancer: supported self-management programme gives patients more control

New care pathways and ways of supporting patients are easing the strain on prostate cancer services, where many clinical nurse specialists are working with more than 600 men
Picture shows an older man checking the results of his PSA test online as part of the supported self-management programme. New care pathways are easing the strain on prostate cancer services and could be applicable to other types of cancer.

New care pathways and ways of supporting patients are easing the strain on prostate cancer services, where many clinical nurse specialists are working with more than 600 men

  • Research shows a remote, digital, self-managed approach can deliver high-quality care
  • Online services and patient workshops give men skills and confidence to manage their condition
  • These care pathways could be applicable to other types of cancer

Every 45 minutes in the UK, a man dies from prostate cancer.

One in eight men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during their lifetime and there are now about 400,000 UK men living with or beyond prostate cancer.

By 2030 the disease is likely to become the UK’s most commonly diagnosed cancer.

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