Men on surveillance or “watchful waiting” for prostate cancer are urged to participate in this telephone survey.
The Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center are conducting a study to understand how cancer affects the lives of men on “watchful waiting” or surveillance for their localized prostate cancer. The goal is to create a new patient education program for men on watchful waiting, so we need to understand their concerns.
Participation in the research project will not cost you anything and does not affect your healthcare at MEDVAMC or any other Baylor-affiliated hospital. You can be a patient at any hospital or clinic anywhere in the United States.
A short phone call to make sure they are eligible to be in the study and to schedule the interview will last 60 to 90 minutes. The interview can be in person or on the phone, depending on where a man lives.
The interview will include questions about when you were diagnosed with prostate cancer, how you feel about having cancer, and how having cancer has impacted your life.
To be eligible for the study, a man must be
Diagnosed with localized prostate cancer within the last 3 years
No prostate cancer treatment (surgery, radiation, hormones)
Able to read and speak English
Able to receive project materials through the mail
All information is CONFIDENTIAL