In February, we featured a guest post by Caterina Gentili, a PhD student at the University of West England. She is researching how hormone treatment for prostate cancer affects how men feel about their bodies. Many of you took part in her survey and today, Caterina is back with the results and another opportunity to take part.
Caterina does not receive funding from PCR. We decided to feature her research on the PCR website because we felt it was an important topic, with the potential to improve quality of life for men with prostate cancer. We also looked at an outline of the study and confirmed she had ethics approval before deciding to help promote her work.
Caterina Gentili is a PhD candidate from the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol. Her mission is to help men diagnosed with prostate cancer and on hormonal treatment to maintain a positive relationship with their body.
Caterina’s project aims to find effective ways to provide information and support for patients. In particular, she hopes to help them establish a positive relationship with their body during their treatment and to reduce the stigma around seeking help when things feel difficult.