A collaboration between the Sussex Cancer Network Partnership Group and the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Brighton
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Cancer survival is poor in the UK compared to Europe and the rest of the world. This is in part due to lack of awareness and early detection of cancer. Individuals are reluctant or fail to act on symptoms and seek medical advice.
The service users and carers of the Sussex Cancer Network, (the Partnership Group), agreed one of their objectives for 2010/2011 would be to raise awareness and promote early detection of cancer. Consistent with the National Cancer Action Team’s initiative to implement strategies for earlier diagnosis, this DVD is a resource. The section on Getting a diagnosis and early detection is used by the Partnership Group at meetings with GP patient groups and staff continuing professional development events. The DVD is also used in the education of students at the School of Nursing & Midwifery. The material is intended to be shown in sections rather than viewed in its entirety at one time.
Caroline Doherty, a Cancer Network facilitator, encourages Della, Sue, Melissa and Barry to talk candidly about their experiences of living with cancer, whilst Chris shares her experience of being a carer. Their narratives provide insight into living with cancer and beyond and are divided into sections.
Reference is made by patients in the DVD about encouraging men to have a PSA test. Please ensure this is considered alongside the attached advice available for patients based on material from the booklet
Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme information for primary care; PSA testing in asymptomatic men