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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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Westmead Hospital home to world-first SPARK prostate cancer trial

Congratulations to the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead, the first site in western Sydney to run the SPARK clinical trial, coordinated by TROG Cancer Research. The technology improves the accuracy of radiation therapy, reducing ...

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Cancer Council Australia have joined forces with Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and NSW Cancer Institute to produce a Prostate Cancer Treatment Options flyer which emphasises the importance of men seeing a radiation oncologist and being ...

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Prostate Cancer Breakthrough

A new treatment regimen for prostate cancer halves treatment times and can reduce devastating side effects associated with surgery, such as impotence and incontinence. An international study including Australians has shown a four-week, high-dose ...

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