Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135442
Title:
Prostate screening: Quick Reference Guide
Other Titles:
Prostate cancer quick reference guide
Authors:
Ciardha, Darach; Manecksha, Rustom; Boland, Michael; ICGP Quality in Practice Committee
Publisher:
Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)
Issue Date:
Apr-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135442
Additional Links:
http://www.icgp.ie/QIPProstate
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Prostate cancer is the commonest non-cutaneous cancer in Irish men. The challenge for patients and doctors is the fact that although the lifetime risk of developing microscopic prostate cancer in a 50 year old male is 42%, the lifetime risk of dying from prostate cancer is only 3%. Therefore we need to balance screening for a treatable cancer versus creating a cohort of worried well men who may have microscopic evidence of the disease but will ultimately die from a completely unrelated condition. To help create an evidence based approach to this issue Dr Darach O'Ciardha, Mr Rustom Manecksha and Dr Michael Boland have written a short concise impact document intended to encourage reflection on approaches to screening for prostate cancer in a general practice setting. This document was launched at the ICGP AGM 2008 in Galway. A limited number of hard copies of the impact document on prostate screening are available for members. Please contact Ms Patricia Patton at patricia.patton@icgp.ie for further information.
Keywords:
PROSTATE CANCER; GENERAL PRACTICE; SCREENING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCiardha, Darachen
dc.contributor.authorManecksha, Rustomen
dc.contributor.authorBoland, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorICGP Quality in Practice Committeeen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-06T12:00:59Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-06T12:00:59Zen
dc.date.issued2008-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135442en
dc.descriptionProstate cancer is the commonest non-cutaneous cancer in Irish men. The challenge for patients and doctors is the fact that although the lifetime risk of developing microscopic prostate cancer in a 50 year old male is 42%, the lifetime risk of dying from prostate cancer is only 3%. Therefore we need to balance screening for a treatable cancer versus creating a cohort of worried well men who may have microscopic evidence of the disease but will ultimately die from a completely unrelated condition. To help create an evidence based approach to this issue Dr Darach O'Ciardha, Mr Rustom Manecksha and Dr Michael Boland have written a short concise impact document intended to encourage reflection on approaches to screening for prostate cancer in a general practice setting. This document was launched at the ICGP AGM 2008 in Galway. A limited number of hard copies of the impact document on prostate screening are available for members. Please contact Ms Patricia Patton at patricia.patton@icgp.ie for further information.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.icgp.ie/QIPProstateen
dc.subjectPROSTATE CANCERen
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectSCREENINGen
dc.titleProstate screening: Quick Reference Guideen
dc.title.alternativeProstate cancer quick reference guideen
dc.typeGuidelineen
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