Category Archives: Men’s health

Navigate Trial – Looking for men with low-risk prostate cancer

Recently diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer? A trial is underway through Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and this trial needs men like you. ‘Navigate’ is an online decision aid resource for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and their partners.  It is also the name of the research project which is guiding the development and testing of the Navigate […]

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Successful prostate cancer event held in Hampton

Successful Information Event Despite the bleak weather last Wednesday night, a good crowd turned out to hear four keynote speakers discuss Prostate Cancer and You. As part of International Men’s Health Week, Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group organised this special information evening at the Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre. Generous sponsorship was provided by the Lions Club (Sandringham), Bendigo Community Bank […]

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Decision making and uncertainty

When men get a prostate cancer diagnosis, the next discussion is usually about treatment. The stage of the cancer will determine the type of treatments on offer.  Generally, with a diagnosis of low-risk, low-grade prostate cancer, men will often have several options available to choose from. Depending on a range of criteria, men can consider active surveillance, surgery, or radiotherapy. […]

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New Male Health Conference

Last week, I attended the National Male Health Conference in Parramatta, NSW. I also gave a short presentation on the subject of prostate cancer, called “Wounding of the Soul“. The focus of the Conference was the need to seek opportunities to promote male health not only through the health services, but through the workplace, the school and all other areas […]

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Movember progress at Day Ten

Okay, Day Ten of Movember has arrived and is swiftly departing.  The Mo Sistas at Shine Health Wellbeing Centre have been out in force today to support the cause. Donations are steadily trickling in, with some very generous donors indeed.  Thank you to all those who have kindly given so generously. There’s still plenty of time to support Movember (and […]

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