The effect of ethnicity and sexual preference on prostate-cancer-related quality of life

Nir Kleinmann, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Timothy N. Showalter, Leonard G. Gomella, Costas D. Lallas, Edouard J. Trabulsi

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Abstract

In general, patients with prostate cancer are able to maintain a relatively high quality of life (QOL), commonly reporting improvements in physical, emotional, and social functioning within 1 year of treatment. However, certain subpopulations of patients are susceptible to significant reductions in QOL during the course of their treatment. Data suggest that ethnic background and sexual preference both have significant effects on QOL for patients with prostate cancer. These parameters are often poorly documented and addressed by medical practitioners. Greater attention is needed to identify patients who are at increased risk of QOL reduction as a result of these factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-265
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Urology
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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