RANZCR Prostate Cancer Position Statement – Informed Decision making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer

Good afternoon, This is a courtesy email to let you know that RANZCR is releasing a media release publicising its new prostate cancer position statement, Informed Decision Making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer. ( We are unable to download the attachments for security reasons so we ask that you visit the RANZCR website for [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|General News, Medical|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Update

Greetings Support Group Members, Some not so good news regarding Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.   It is very disappointing that there is no Prostate Cancer Nurse nearer to us than Macquarie.  I find it unbelievable that there is not seen to be a need in the west with no nurse at Westmead, Blacktown or Penrith.   [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|General News, Medical|0 Comments

Know Your Options for Treating Prostate Cancer

From: Lee Hunt [mailto:info@cancervoices.org.au]  Sent: Friday, 6 October 2017 7:10 PM To: Lee Hunt <info@cancervoices.org.au> Subject: Know Your Options for Treating Prostate Cancer       Dear PCFA Support Groups,   The gold standard of care for prostate cancer begins with the patient and his support group talking with the experts - the surgeon (urologist), a radiation oncologist and [...]

By | October 8th, 2017|General News, Medical|0 Comments

Have you shared your experience yet?

The following request has been received from the Cancer Council:   Tom -- We've had a fantastic response to our earlier email asking people to call Cancer Council 131120 Information and Support and share their experiences of advanced and terminal cancer. But to help us strengthen palliative care across NSW we need to hear from [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Medical|0 Comments

Research Study – Hormone Therapy in Prostate cancer

For your consideration:   From: Amy Hayden <Amy.Hayden@health.nsw.gov.au> Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:01 AM Subject: FW: Research study To: "nbmpcsgnews@gmail.com" <nbmpcsgnews@gmail.com> Dear David & Support Group, I was wondering if it is possible to distribute the attached flyer to the support group or include in your member communication? Metformin study patient information sheet [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Medical|0 Comments

US Too International – The Latest HOTSHEET Newsletter Feb 2016

The Latest Hotsheet News February 2016 is now available at US Too International NEWS YOU CAN USE ARTICLES: Headlines for this month’s Prostate Cancer News http://www.ustoo.org/Prostate_Cancer_News.aspUse articles are as follows. Links to the full text of each article are available at: http://www.ustoo.org/Prostate_Cancer_News.asp • Less prostate cancer screening may delay treatment for earlier onset cancers • [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|General News, Medical|0 Comments

EATING MEAT – DOES IT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF CANCER?

We found a recent article on the PCFA  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia web page of interest. "The recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that consumption of meat increases the risk of cancer has caused much debate and concern amongst the community. This finding is the conclusion of a large analysis by an international [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Diet, General News, Medical|0 Comments

New procedure that helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

Urologic surgeons have devised a new procedure that helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy. It adds only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy. "Modifying existing tissues, our technique added only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy, yet attained a 95 percent continence rate among patients 16 weeks after their surgeries," explains lead researcher [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Medical|0 Comments

Prostate cancer now number one in Australia and rising

Adam Cresswell, The Australian Prostate cancer has overtaken colorectal cancer to become the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in Australia. And figures show that the numbers of new prostate cancer cases are rising far faster than expected. A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to be released today, says that in contrast to [...]

By | January 10th, 2015|Medical|0 Comments