Prostate Cancer in Older Men

Dorothy A. Calabrese, MSN, RN, CURN, CNP

Disclosures

Urol Nurs. 2004;24(4) 

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Conclusions

There is much controversy regarding screening for Ca P and treatment following a diagnosis of Ca P in the older male. Because the natural history of Ca P is unpredictable, there is no way of knowing which prostate cancer will be clinically significant and cause problems for the patient. Nor is there a way to know which cancers will never cause a clinical problem for the patient. As the knowledge regarding the natural history of Ca P continues to evolve, some of these questions will be answered which will make the decision about treatment easier. Until then, health care practitioners need to educate, support, and listen to patients and their families.

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