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My prostate cancer journey so far: Mark’s experience with radiation therapy

In 2015, I was a 52 year old happily married father of four, with a great job as a fireman, in good health and enjoying life. I had had regular physical check ups, including PSA blood tests for prostate cancer. I had no symptoms that would ...

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5 things to expect and ways to prepare for your radiation therapy

As we’ve previously discussed, there are many myths and misconceptions about radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, often leaving patients and their family members unsure about what to anticipate during their treatment course. Let’s ...

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Surgery is not the only option for prostate cancer patients

Listen to the interview with David Smith, Researcher for the Cancer Council NSW, about prostate cancer treatment. Men who have been diagnosed early can opt for different kinds of treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy and active ...

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Surgery isn’t the only option for prostate cancer yet many men aren’t offered others.

Australian men with a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer that require active treatment, as opposed to careful monitoring, are often not given all the options available to them. This means not all men are getting the necessary information and ...

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Better than sci-fi: unravelling the sophisticated mysteries behind modern radiation therapy

The last blog post, as great as those prostrate animal pictures were, ultimately did a great disservice in failing to mention the behind the scenes heros of radiation therapy – the medical physicists. The brainiac, ever-reliable, quiet achievers ...

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Men need to see a radiation oncologist as well as a urologist

Cancer experts believe that before they undergo definitive therapy for localised (including locally advanced) prostate cancer, men need to fully investigate their prostate cancer treatment options by talking to both radiation oncologists and ...

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Hospital and staff ‘wonderful assets’

A recent hospital experience was nothing but positive for John Duff who recently underwent radiation therapy at Dunedin Hospital.  Read More. This story appeard in the Otago Daily Times. Well done to all the staff at Dunedin Hospital for making ...

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What Radiation Therapy is NOT

What did you call it? Radiation Therapy, aka Radiotherapy, aka Radiation Oncology – all correct terms which are often misunderstood. Radiation Therapy and Radiotherapy both refer to the actual treatment we use; Radiation Oncology is the ...

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Experts Concerned Men with Prostate Cancer Not Informed of All Treatment Options

Cancer experts and patient advocacy groups are using Men’s Health Week 2017 to highlight the issue that many Australian men diagnosed with prostate cancer are not being fully informed of all available treatment options – especially the ...

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