Views and experiences of Active Surveillance
We are carrying out a survey looking at men’s views and experience of active surveillance.
Active surveillance is a way of monitoring prostate cancer with regular tests, rather than treating it straight away. The aim is to avoid or delay unnecessary treatment in men with less aggressive cancer. Watchful Waiting is slightly different to active surveillance in that it aims to avoid treatment unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, treatment will be started with the aim of controlling the growth of the cancer rather than get rid of it. Watchful waiting may be suitable for men with other health problems or who may be less able to cope with treatment.
We would like to hear from men who have been offered and/or experienced active surveillance, even if you did not chose that as an option for you. Your thoughts and opinions will be very useful and will help us evaluate active surveillance for men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
This survey is completely anonymous and we would be extremely grateful if you would take part in this short survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All the information we collect will be kept in the strictest confidence, and used for research purposes only. All the results will be anonymised so it will not be possible to identify anyone from their answers.
If you have any questions or concerns about active surveillance or prostate cancer you can call our confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 to speak to a specialist nurse.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Anita Mehay on 020 8222 7622.