What is Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate. Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease and most men with low grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms or without it spreading and becoming life-threatening. Appropriate individual management is the key.
Prostate Cancer Pathway
A best practice, cancer care pathway for patients that explains what to expect on your cancer journey
Local Support and Information
- There is a Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist available to support you during your cancer journey
- The role of your GP in your cancer care
- Cancer Council Tasmania offer local support groups and practical assistance
- Community Continence Service provides support for:
- bladder retraining
- pelvic floor rehabilitation
- urinary catheter related care
- containment /management advice and access
- you can access this service by:
- Self-Referral, North West (03) 6464 3063 North (03) 6777 4604
- a friend of family member can contact on your behalf, with your consent or
- a doctor or health care worker can contact us on your behalf, with your consent.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia offers a range of online information and support.
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