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When users share their stories and experiences on the infopool we ask that they respect a few key rules:

  1. Mind your language

Prostate Cancer Research celebrates difference, and doesn’t tolerate abuse towards any minority or demographic.

Don't post content that treats anyone unfairly because of their sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, ability or disability, religion, gender identity/reassignment, marital status, family circumstance, or age.

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Please do not make any disparaging comments about any medical professional, hospital, pharmaceutical company or drug by name, beyond factual statements. 

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Our team will remove any content from stories shared that go against our User Policy (link will open in a new tab), such as:

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  • inappropriate language
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The treatments on the NHS in Scotland and Northern Ireland are mostly the same. However there may be some occasional variation. 

Where a treatment is not available in all 4 countries we will do our best to say so. 

There may also be other treatments, which are available privately, which are not listed on the infopool at this time.

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