Sleep disturbances are underappreciated in prostate cancer survivorship

Fred Gong, Stacy Loeb, Katherine Siu, Akya Myrie, Stephanie Orstad, Stacey A. Kenfield, Alicia Morgans, Sameer Thakker, Rebecca Robbins, Patricia Carter, Girardin Jean-Louis, Tatiana Sanchez Nolasco, Nataliya Byrne, Natasha Gupta

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Background: The prevalence of sleep disturbances among prostate cancer (PCa) survivors, and extent of urologist involvement in sleep care are not well-studied. Methods: PCa survivors (n = 167) and urologists (n = 145) were surveyed about sleep disturbances and survivorship care practices. Results: Most PCa survivors had sleep disturbances, including 50.9% with poor sleep quality, 18.0% with clinical/severe insomnia, and 36.5% at high-risk for sleep apnea. Few urologists routinely screened for sleep disturbances, as recommended in national cancer survivorship guidelines. Conclusions: Optimal PCa survivorship care should incorporate screening for sleep disturbances, addressing comorbid factors affecting sleep and referring to sleep medicine when appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cancer Research


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