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Investigating the psychological impact of active surveillance

We are highlighting here an extremely interesting article on the Wiley Online Library website which explores the mental impact of being on active surveillance on the cancer patient.

The continual nature of worry, tests, consultations and the very nature of being a ‘cancer sufferer’ is often overlooked in choosing this as a treatment option.

Whilst active surveillance was introduced to create a defined ‘stage’ of a cancer patients treatment journey and was welcomed to provide a different option to early stage cancer patients. However, active surveillance is not without its own difficulties both from a mental and practical standpoint.

The analysis concluded that prostate cancer patients on active surveillance had ‘significantly higher anxiety symptoms’ than than AT and non‐cancer participants, contradicting previous literature.

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