Men’s perception of information and psychological distress in the diagnostic phase of prostate cancer: a comparative mixed methods study

Maja Elisabeth Juul Søndergaard, Kirsten Lode, Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Ingvild Dalen & Svein Reidar Kjosavik
Abstract Background Previous studies indicate that men experience frustration and uncertainty when confronted with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and during further diagnostics for prostate cancer. The novel Stockholm3 test is an algorithm-based test that combines plasma protein biomarkers, genetic markers and clinical variables in predicting the risk of PCa. The test was introduced in a western part of Norway as a new tool for detecting prostate cancer. This study aimed to explore...
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