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Ian Peate discusses this often overlooked aspect of prostate cancer care

In the UK prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and accounts for around a quarter (26%) of male cases.1 One in 8 men at some point in their lives will get prostate cancer, 250,000 men are living with prostate cancer. Mistry et al2 have predicted that by 2030 prostate cancer is set to become the most prevalent of all cancers in the UK.

There is a dearth of research and understanding concerning the needs and experiences of gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer. In most of the research undertaken to investigate issues affecting men with prostate cancer, one important factor that is repeatedly omitted is the man’s sexual orientation.

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