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Author: NICR
Published on 18 November 2015 04:30 PM

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry are collaborating with the University of Leeds in a UK wide study of the outcomes of patients after a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The study is called Life After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD) and it will examine the quality of life and the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment on their physical and emotional health.

Most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer after the age of 65 years and we know that the physical health problems that men with prostate cancer have are experienced by many men without prostate cancer in this age group.

Therefore to understand the extent of the problem facing the group of men with prostate cancer it will be important to document the health of similar men without prostate cancer. For this reason we are planning a large survey of men without prostate cancer to help find out more about their physical health.

As you can understand aspects of such a survey will be quite sensitive, we therefore wish to discuss the design of the survey with older men to ensure that it is acceptable to its target audience, that it is clear and it isn’t too long.

We hope that you will join us in a focus group to discuss the planned study and give your views on the design and wording.

Date: Wednesday 25 November
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Age NI Offices, 3 Lower Crescent Belfast

Please contact us if you plan to attend:
Tel: 028 9024 5729

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575