Prostate Cancer In America

New Health Union survey data helps the healthcare industry better understand and reach people living with prostate cancer

For the third year in a row, Health Union has gathered patient-reported data from thousands of real people impacted by prostate cancer. The third annual Prostate Cancer In America survey quantifies the true impact of this condition among patients – going beyond basic demographics and symptoms to establish a deep understanding of the holistic patient journey for those affected and to track trends over time.

The new data from the third annual Prostate Cancer In America survey reveals deep insights of a population of 1,162 diagnosed respondents, of which 40% have used watchful waiting and/or active surveillance and 29% sought a second opinion when selecting their first treatment. 58% of people with prostate cancer experienced emotional or mental health changes since their diagnosis, yet only 1/3 of them have discussed it with a doctor. 

Prostate Cancer Patient Data
Prostate Cancer Patient Data
Prostate Cancer Patient Data

In the survey, people living with prostate cancer share their intimate experiences, and expressed an array of outcomes they would change about their cancer treatment. Respondents expressed wanting to change things like cost, their ability to have sex, to start treatment sooner, early testing/detection, incontinence, and having more information among others.

This access to a broad base of knowledge, facts and data gleaned from Health Union’s open online health communities like ProstateCancer.net, and syndicated research allows the healthcare industry to harness the power of Health Union’s continuous immersion in the patient experience to deliver smarter insights and implications–so you can spend your time developing the strategies that will make a difference.