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WE ASKED MEN ABOUT THEIR ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER SYMPTOMS.
THIS IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY
In a recent global survey, nearly half of men with advanced prostate cancer said that they ignore their symptoms
Don’t be silent. Speak Up about any symptoms you are experiencing.
Bayer HealthCare and an international partnership of patient support groups conducted the world's largest survey in advanced prostate cancer with over 1,200 men and their caregivers. The goal of the survey was to see what signs and symptoms men with advanced prostate cancer have experienced. Hopefully their experiences will bring awareness to the problem and help other men recognize these signs and symptoms earlier.
SEE THE GLOBAL RESULTS BY REGION
1 in 5 men with bone metastases experienced pain for one year or more
Nearly 7 in 10 men admitted to sometimes ignoring symptoms like pain
1 in 5 men said they don't talk to their doctor because they can manage their own pain or live with it
Almost three quarters of men said they didn't know whether the pain they experienced was related to their prostate cancer
Nearly 6 out of 10 men fear that acknowledging their pain means that their cancer is progressing
Almost 60% of men reported that feeling daily pain and discomfort is just something they have to live with
More than one quarter of men said they have waited to tell their healthcare team about their pain
Nearly 3 out of 5 men said that they did not know whether the pain they experienced was related to their prostate cancer
2 out of 5 men reported that they sometimes ignore their pain
More than half of men reported that feeling daily pain and discomfort is just something they have to live with
1 in 4 men have put off talking to their healthcare team about their pain
More than half of men said that they did not know whether the pain they experienced was related to their prostate cancer
SPEAKING UP HELPS YOUR DOCTOR HELP YOU
Your doctors don’t know what you don’t tell them. And it’s very important that they know what’s going on between your appointments.
LET'S HEAR YOU SPEAK UP
Which symptoms do you experience? Select all that apply.