Elderly gentleman sitting on a bench reading a map
Terry is a very independent and active 72 year-old retired teacher

Terry's story: Introducing our case study

Throughout this course we will follow the story of Terry McArdle, a fictional patient based on real scenarios that are common in clinical practice.

Terry is a very independent and active 72 year-old retired teacher. He is a widower, and although he lives alone, his daughter is nearby and he enjoys an active social life through local gardening, walking and reading clubs. Apart from a bleeding gastric ulcer a decade ago, Terry has been fit and well.

Terry was diagnosed with prostate cancer 5 years ago on incidental blood testing. He had a radical prostatectomy at diagnosis and has been doing well since. He has a long-acting gonadorelin analogue implant (goserelin) every 3 months and attends regular out-patient urology appointments.

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Opioid Analgesics: Treating Pain in People with Cancer

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