Speaking about sexuality and dependence after diagnosis of prostate cancer would be difficult for many men, if they were in the disease (43 per cent). The level of prostate information is also poor: more than a third of respondents know the most important function of the prostate. Some even think that the prostate is a gland beneath the porridge.
Some patients experience the potential effects of prostate cancer, such as lifting and incontinence problems, such as losing their male, says the urcole of Remco de Vries from the prostate cancer center. That makes it difficult to talk.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. Every year, more than 100,000 people in the Netherlands have been diagnosed. That will become more and more due to the aging population. The research was conducted in the context of the month of Movember, where there is a lot of attention, among other things, prostate cancer and spinal cancer.