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Andre Deschamps: Europa Uomo - patient's perspective


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European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 2019

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Andre Deschamps: Europa Uomo - patient's perspective

  1. 1. Time for a new strategy André Deschamps Chairman Europa Uomo
  2. 2. 55 Million
  3. 3. Only 48% of all men in Europe are aware of prostate cancer risks and PSA testing < 10% 10 -30 % 31- 50% 51- 80%
  4. 4. Only 50% of health care professionals promotes PSA testing No promotion Partly promotion Promotion
  5. 5. Only 19% of diagnosed men are treated within a month Not treated within a month Treated within a month
  6. 6. Is Active Surveillance offered when possible? Only 64% of all diagnosed men have access to AS No Partly Yes
  7. 7. No complaints Bone muscle pain Seldom complaints Time scale depends on agressivity of cancer 2 10 100 500 ng/ml PSA scale depending on cancer and person No cancer Early stage Cancer 1 side Cancer 2 sides Metastasis Growth outside prostate Quality of life Side effects and quality of life Side effects
  8. 8. Living with metastasis , hormone treatment and side effects  “Every evening I was sad because I was not able to do what I had planned”  “It was like walking together on a constant downhill slope”  “My partner left because my libido became zero”
  9. 9. Time for a new strategy Awareness Cancercentres PSAledscreening
  10. 10. 55 Million