Factors affecting presentation and delay in patients with testicular cancer: results of a qualitative study.

@article{Gascoigne1999FactorsAP,
  title={Factors affecting presentation and delay in patients with testicular cancer: results of a qualitative study.},
  author={P Gascoigne and Matthew D. Mason and Eve Roberts},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={144-54}
}
A qualitative study was undertaken with men treated for testicular tumours, to ascertain how they interpreted their symptoms and the factors which influenced a decision to consult a physician. The research was undertaken with six men who had been diagnosed as having testicular tumours. Interviews were also conducted with four wives and one mother. The findings showed that giving men information on testicular cancer may not guarantee early presentation. Symptoms were not generally attributed to… CONTINUE READING