“I think it’s really important that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”
A study looking at the experiences of men who have had prostate, testicular or penile cancer
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Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This is a study to learn more about how certain male cancers affect men’s relationships, and how they and their partners cope.
In this study, they will talk to men who have had cancer treatment and to their partners. They hope the information they collect will help to improve support services for men in the future.
The aims of the study are to
- Learn more about couples’ experiences and how they have coped
- See if there are different challenges and ways of coping depending on the type of cancer men have
Who can enter
You may be able to take part in this study if you have been having treatment for prostate, testicular or penile cancer at Morriston Hospital in Swansea or University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff. The researchers may ask to join the study if
- It is at least 18 months since you had surgery
- You are at least 18 years old
The study team want to talk to 15 men who are in relationships. They also want to talk to 15 partners.
If you agree to take part, you will have an interview with a researcher. They will ask about your experiences and how you coped.
With your permission, they will make an audio recording of the interview. All the information you give is
The researchers may use some quotes on a website to help other people. If they use any quotes, they are re-recorded by another person who won’t know who said the original words. This means nobody will know the words are yours and nobody will hear your voice.
The study team will arrange the interview at a time and place that is convenient for you. They expect it to take between half an hour and an hour.
You may find talking about your experiences upsetting, You can stop the interview at any time. The study team will give you details of support services that can help you.
How to join a clinical trial
Professor Kate Bullen
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
University of Wales Hospital Cardiff