Journal article

Prostate cancer: how aware is the public?

P Fitzpatrick, N Corcoran, JM Fitzpatrick

BJU International | Published : 1998

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the public awareness of prostate cancer and willingness to seek medical attention for urinary symptoms, and to determine associated factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A community survey was conducted using a questionnaire administered by the interviewer to 280 randomly selected Irish men aged 40-69 years. RESULTS: A quarter of the men had not heard of prostate cancer; factors associated with having heard were nonmanual social class, living with a female partner and a history of treatment for urinary disease. Eighty per cent said they would be willing to attend a GP if they had urinary symptoms; associated factors were living with a female partner, having heard of prostate ca..

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