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Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
(LAPCD)

Across the UK, more than 330,000 men live with prostate cancer. That’s loads of men going through daily challenges and needing more support.

The Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD) study set out to really understand each man’s experience. Through a large survey — taken by more than 35,000 men — we now have powerful insights about what it’s like to live with prostate cancer.

Because of the men who participated, these findings will lead to better care and quality of life for men around the world.

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About the
LAPCD Survey

To hear from UK men firsthand, the survey was mailed to men who had received a prostate cancer diagnosis in the previous 18 to 42 months. The survey included questions on men’s physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

Because over 35,000 men participated, this was the UK’s largest survey ever completed by men with prostate cancer.

Key Leadership
Behind LAPCD

LAPCD was funded by the Movember Foundation, in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, as part of the Prostate Cancer Outcomes programme.

The programme was delivered in partnership between the University of Leeds, Queen's University Belfast, University of Southampton, Oxford Brookes University and Public Health England.

Facts and figures

35,823

Men took the
LAPCD survey

72 years

Average age of
participants

54.7%

Had localised
prostate cancer

Most common treatments

20.9%

External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) (combined treatment)

19.7%

Surgery
(Radical Prostatectomy)

8.7%

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

8.2%

Active Surveillance

What we learned from the results

8 in 10

Men reported overall sexual function as poor or very poor

71%

Men leaked urine just once a week or never

9%

Men said bowel function was a moderate or big problem

*Note: This is only a sample of the survey data. The full survey collected data on a range of life changes including bowel issues, urinary problems, sexual health, fatigue, and depression.

Why this matters

With all of the insights, we now better understand what men with prostate cancer deal with day to day. Knowing what men are going through will help True North provide better tools and support for men worldwide.

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LAPCD and Men Like Me

To hear from UK men firsthand, the survey was mailed to men who had received a prostate cancer diagnosis in the previous 18 to 42 months. The survey included questions on men’s physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

Because over 35,000 men participated, this was the UK’s largest survey ever completed by men with prostate cancer.

Explore
True North

True North is our interactive platform for navigating the prostate cancer journey. We have a range of articles covering prostate cancer treatments and how they affect each area of life (such as urinary problems, sex, intimacy and fatigue). Most importantly, the articles share what you can do to regain control and enjoy more of life.

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