Improved Patient Experience for Men with Prostate Cancer

The Patient Experience It’s great to notice improvements in healthcare and medicine – new techniques, new equipment, new medications, in particular for prostate cancer.  It’s especially wonderful to see changes that focus on the patient and the “patient experience”. Talk about “your healthcare team” has been around for quite a while.  Unfortunately, often it has …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A day at the yacht club

Last Saturday, we had perfect weather to promote men’s health at the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron in beautiful bayside Melbourne. Tim Wilson, Federal MP for Goldstein, turned up to show his support and pick up his free men’s health information pack. Grateful thanks to Andrology Australia, Foundation 49, PCFA and DVA for supplying the valuable …

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