Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 252–257

Patient-Centered Perspectives on the Access to Educational Opportunities Specific to Lifestyle Modification in Men at Risk for Primary or Secondary Prostate Cancer

  • Bethany Diggett
  • Jeffrey Holzbeierlein
  • Jennifer Klemp
  • Cathy Glennon
  • Jill M. Hamilton-Reeves

DOI: 10.1007/s13187-013-0583-9

Cite this article as:
Diggett, B., Holzbeierlein, J., Klemp, J. et al. J Canc Educ (2014) 29: 252. doi:10.1007/s13187-013-0583-9


Educating men at risk for primary or secondary prostate cancer on lifestyle modification may help prevent the development of the disease, reduce the risk of recurrence in those treated for cancer, and slow the progression of active disease. To date, substantial literature on male patient attitudes towards risk modification does not exist. In this project, we evaluate the attitudes and educational needs of men at high-risk for primary or secondary prostate cancer to assess the need for a dedicated clinic focused on education and prevention. Two clinic nurses administered surveys to 76 male patients seen at the University Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC) and Urology clinics. Survey responses showed the patients' perspectives and desire for more support and education regarding late effects of treatment, management of risk, and lifestyle modification. Findings from this survey inspired the establishment of the Burns & McDonnell High-Risk Prostate Cancer Prevention Program at KUCC.


Cancer education Prostate cancer prevention Prostate cancer survivorship Nutrition Exercise 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bethany Diggett
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Holzbeierlein
    • 2
  • Jennifer Klemp
    • 3
  • Cathy Glennon
    • 4
  • Jill M. Hamilton-Reeves
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Dietetics and NutritionUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, School of Health ProfessionsKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urology SurgeryUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Breast Cancer Prevention CenterUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterWestwoodUSA
  4. 4.The University of Kansas Hospital, Cancer CenterWestwoodUSA
  5. 5.Department of Dietetics and NutritionUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, School of Health ProfessionsKansas CityUSA

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