Movember Funds Australia’s First Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

July 21, 2011

We’re all aware of the fantastic work done by the McGrath specialist breast cancer nurses but now, as a direct result of Movember funding, men with prostate cancer are set to benefit from a similar program that will deliver nurses specialising in prostate cancer. The new program – the first of its type in Australia to focus on prostate cancer was recently launched by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and will ensure men diagnosed with prostate cancer benefit from coordinated, specialist nursing care.

Over the next three years, the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Pilot Program will focus on recruiting up to 15 nurses in both metropolitan and regional Australia to provide men with prostate cancer both clinical and supportive care. Unlike other nurses, the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses will be an expert point of contact for patients and their families during the entire cycle of prostate cancer care – including post treatment support.

Dr Anthony Lowe, Chief Executive of PCFA, says

“Prostate cancer care adds to the load on hospital services, and the benefits of coordinated care have been well documented. It is now time to deliver an improved level of support and care to men affected by prostate cancer. Our vision over the next ten years is to have up to 120 specialist nurses helping to meet the demand for effective services to men living with prostate cancer.”

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