• Hasse Kristensen
4. term, Master of Sexology (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer form among Danish men, and it is the second most common cause of death in relation to cancer. The number of radical prostatectomies in Denmark is increasing each year, and there is no sign that this development will decline. The removal of the prostate is a surgical intervention with high risks of sequela, including sexual dysfunctions. The survival time after cancer treatment is equally increasing. This means that more men are living with sexual dysfunctions due to prostatectomies than before. For that reason it is important that the preoperative information gives the patient the adequate information, so that he can make a decision about the operation on an informed basis. In the literature review documentation for recommendations on the topic was found, and those recommendations were compared to procedures for the provision of information in one of the seven centers in Denmark, where prostatectomies are carried out. To examine whether the patients receive this information and understand it correctly five prostatectomized men were interviewed.
The thesis concludes that the preoperative information is in line with the recommended standards. The interviewed men all experienced a high level of information that made them able to make a decision on an informed basis.
Publication date2019
Number of pages45
ID: 302836426