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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Is the cancer described as slow growing, early-stage, stage 1, localised, or with a biopsy Gleason score 6 or even 7? Here we talk about the diagnosis and treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. While early detection and treatment can save lives, making a decision around treatment can be scary and confusing. This is because treatments have similar survival outcomes, but the side effects between treatment options can differ dramatically, ranging from incontinence to erectile dysfunction. Many men may opt for active surveillance - where a health provider simply monitors the progression of the cancer through regular blood tests, digital rectal exams, MRIs and biopsies. In some circumstances, removing the cancer would actually be more problematic for a man's wellbeing. They may also choose to have the prostate surgically removed through a prostatectomy, while radiotherapy can be considered. Research from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne found that men with early stage, low-risk prostate cancer face more difficulties with treatment decision-making than any other cancer clinical group. This Podcast is part of an NHMRC funded study sponsored by Swinburne University and a collaboration with leading academic institutions, prostate cancer organisations and hospitals. For more information visit www.navigateprostate.com.au. Produced with assistance by the Podcasting Team at The University of Melbourne.

NAVIGATE PROSTATE Natalie Richards | Researcher | Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre | Melbourne

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Is the cancer described as slow growing, early-stage, stage 1, localised, or with a biopsy Gleason score 6 or even 7? Here we talk about the diagnosis and treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. While early detection and treatment can save lives, making a decision around treatment can be scary and confusing. This is because treatments have similar survival outcomes, but the side effects between treatment options can differ dramatically, ranging from incontinence to erectile dysfunction. Many men may opt for active surveillance - where a health provider simply monitors the progression of the cancer through regular blood tests, digital rectal exams, MRIs and biopsies. In some circumstances, removing the cancer would actually be more problematic for a man's wellbeing. They may also choose to have the prostate surgically removed through a prostatectomy, while radiotherapy can be considered. Research from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne found that men with early stage, low-risk prostate cancer face more difficulties with treatment decision-making than any other cancer clinical group. This Podcast is part of an NHMRC funded study sponsored by Swinburne University and a collaboration with leading academic institutions, prostate cancer organisations and hospitals. For more information visit www.navigateprostate.com.au. Produced with assistance by the Podcasting Team at The University of Melbourne.

    Overcoming Prostate Cancer (Part 2): A survivor tells his story | prostate cancer nurse expert advice | Interview

    Overcoming Prostate Cancer (Part 2): A survivor tells his story | prostate cancer nurse expert advice | Interview

    Listen to the 2nd part of a Gippsland FM radio interview by Less Hunt who talks with Alan White, prostate cancer survivor. Alan shares his personal experience of being diagnosed with low risk - then later - intermediate risk prostate cancer. Alan is candid about his treatment and the side-effects including the impact on sexual function; and the challenges he has overcome. Alan's wife, Fiona, shares her experience about the impact of the diagnosis and decision making. Leanne Prosser, prostate cancer specialist nurse also offers her insight and advice.

    Go to the previous episode to listen to Part 1 of the interview.

    This Podcast is part of an NHMRC funded study sponsored by Swinburne University and a collaboration with leading academic institutions, prostate cancer organisations and hospitals . For more information visit: www.navigateprostate.com.au. Research Nurse, Natalie Richards from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne) is the guest presenter.

    Show notes: https://news.navigateprostate.com.au/2019/08/23/overcoming-prostate-cancer-podcast-a-survivor-tells-his-story-prostate-cancer-nurse-expert-advice-interview-part-2/ Produced with assistance by the Podcasting Team at The University of Melbourne. Gippsland FM interview re-published with permission.

    • 26 min
    Overcoming Prostate Cancer (Part 1): A survivor tells his story | prostate cancer nurse expert advice | Interview

    Overcoming Prostate Cancer (Part 1): A survivor tells his story | prostate cancer nurse expert advice | Interview

    Listen to the 1st part of a Gippsland FM radio interview by Less Hunt who talks with Alan White, prostate cancer survivor. Alan shares his personal experience of being diagnosed with low risk - then later - intermediate risk prostate cancer. Alan is candid about his treatment and the side-effects including the impact on sexual function; and the challenges he has overcome. Alan's wife, Fiona, shares her experience about the impact of the diagnosis and decision making. Leanne Prosser, prostate cancer specialist nurse also offers her insight and advice.

    Go to the next episode to listen to Part 2 of the interview.

    This Podcast is part of an NHMRC funded study sponsored by Swinburne University and a collaboration with leading academic institutions, prostate cancer organisations and hospitals . For more information visit: www.navigateprostate.com.au. Research Nurse, Natalie Richards from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne) is the guest presenter.

    Show notes: https://news.navigateprostate.com.au/2019/08/20/overcoming-prostate-cancer-podcast-a-survivor-tells-his-story-prostate-cancer-nurse-expert-advice-interview-part-1/
    Produced with assistance by the Podcasting Team at The University of Melbourne. Gippsland FM interview re-published with permission.

    • 26 min
    What is low-risk prostate cancer? Interview with Urologist, Mr Kevin Chu

    What is low-risk prostate cancer? Interview with Urologist, Mr Kevin Chu

    Research Nurse, Natalie Richards from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne) is the guest host for this episode. She talks to urologist, Mr Kevin Chu about how prostate cancer is diagnosed, the tests involved and teasing out the differences in treatment pathways . Kevin is a train robotic surgeon with an interest in cancer and minimally invasive surgery.

    Show notes are available here: https://news.navigateprostate.com.au/2019/08/23/what-is-low-risk-prostate-cancer-interview-with-urologist-mr-kevin-chu/

    This Podcast is part of an NHMRC funded study sponsored by Swinburne University and a collaboration with leading academic institutions, prostate cancer organisations and hospitals . For more information: www.navigateprostate.com.au.

    Produced with assistance by the Podcasting Team at The University of Melbourne.

    • 22 min

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kicckkeer ,

Thank you

Great to hear the different perspectives and what to consider

Lasttrees ,

Great insight!

Very helpful for someone trying to figure out their treatment options.

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