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Janssen study highlights challenges in prostate cancer management

16th September 2015

Janssen has announced the findings of a pan-European survey showing the struggles healthcare professionals are having in addressing quality of life issues for prostate cancer patients.

The study polled 765 prostate cancer patients, 335 caregivers and 400 healthcare professionals, revealing that only 14 percent of healthcare professionals feel they have sufficient resources to address these quality of life concerns.

For patients who experience chronic physical effects from the disease, fatigue has the biggest negative impact compared to disability and pain, particularly in metastatic patients and those on medication.

Almost half of all men with prostate cancer surveyed say they are so tired, they no longer feel able to exercise, with 74 percent saying this has a negative effect on them emotionally. The condition can also cause intimacy problems and feelings of persistent illness.

Jane Griffiths, Janssen's chair in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "As prostate cancer is increasingly becoming a long-term and chronic disease, it is important that we work together to support men and their families to manage the quality of life issues related to the disease."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801800571-ADNFCR

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