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The New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019

What Is The Prostate Cancer Patient Guide?

The Cancer Action Plan provides a pathway to improving cancer outcomes for all New Zealanders, setting out four main goals:

  • New Zealanders have a system that delivers consistent and modern cancer care
  • New Zealanders experience equitable cancer outcomes
  • New Zealanders have fewer cancers
  • New Zealanders have better cancer survival, supportive care and end-of-life care.

In 2019 the Ministry of Health launched Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, an independent departmental agency with the purpose of providing strong central leadership and implementation of the Cancer Action Plan.

A New Zealand Laymans Perspective on Prostate CancerA presentation given by PCFNZ President Mark von Dadelszen at the Tolmar Uro-Oncology Symposium 2015 held in Sydney on June 2015.Document

Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

This Guide, from the Prostate Cancer Foundation U.S.A. is a consolidation of information about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment and lifestyle factors. Please note however, that not all treatments, medicines and procedures mentioned in the Guide are available in New Zealand. Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

PCFs Prostate Cancer Patient Guide is compiled with the contributions of top-tier doctors and researchers in prostate cancer, and is a must-have resource for patients and families. It focuses all of the information available about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated document.

It is for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA. Beyond that, its for any loved one or caregiver who wants to cut through the information noise and get directly to need-to-know information for prostate cancer patient navigation. Lastly, as we are beginning to recognize the genetic underpinnings of cancer, this guide is for any family member who might want to understand how their shared genes affect their own short- and long-term risk factorsand whether they should be screened as well.

Download Appendices on special topics here: 1) Patients Aged 50 and Younger and 2) Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans Women.

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New Pcf Webinar Series Launches September 20

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is excited to announce a new series of webinars hosted by Charles J. Ryan, MD, PCF President and CEO. PCF aims to connect patients and caregivers with current, essential information across the various stages of the prostate cancer journey. Each month, Dr. Ryan will speak with leaders in the field of prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, research, and survivorship and answer your questions during these live virtual events.

Ucla Urology Prostate Cancer Educational Materials


The following educational materials have been developed based on the general experiences of many prostate cancer patients. Your particular experience may be different, so always refer to your doctor or health care team with any personal concerns. If you have any questions about what prostate cancer treatment services are covered by your health insurance, please contact your health care provider or health insurance provider.

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Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series

We are proud to announce a new podcast series geared toward helping give support, hope and guidance to prostate cancer caregivers. The goal of this Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series is to help others connect with a diverse group of people who have felt the impact of prostate cancer in their lives and empower them on their journey.

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Prostate Cancer Guide A Comprehensive Resource On Prostate Cancer For Patients And Families

There are no two ways about it: getting diagnosed with cancer is hard and life-changing. Despite increasing optimism about treatment, todays cancer landscape can be challenging as patients have access to an unprecedented amount of information.

The team at the International Prostate Cancer Foundation has worked hard to create a comprehensive guide on prostate cancer. There are literally millions of cancer-related webpages, blogs, and videos available at your fingertips. A cancer diagnosis can be disorienting, and for many, the overwhelming volume of information available can be more of a burden than an aid.

This guide focuses all the information available about the latest prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated resource. It is for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA. Beyond that, its for any loved one or caregiver who wants to cut through the information noise and get directly to need-to-know information for prostate cancer patient navigation.

Who should read this guide?

All men, whether they have or have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer, would benefit from reading this guide. Caregivers, family, and friends may also fi nd this book helpful. It may help you discuss and decide with doctors what avenue of care is best.

You can download this guide and many other prostate cancer resources at the link below.

Maintaining Health During Androgen Deprivation Therapy

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Long-term ADT is a cornerstone of prostate cancer treatment. There is a desperate need to better understand the physical and cognitive side effects of this treatment. Renowned expert Dr. Matthew Smith convened a global consortium of scientists and physician-scientists to contribute to this monograph using the most relevant data available.

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The Science Of Living Well Beyond Cancer

Whether you are a cancer survivor or someone who just wants to prevent any number of chronic diseases, PCFs The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer, is an invaluable resource.

One in 3 people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetimes. Everyone knows someone with cancer, but we all wish we didnt. An aging population, combined with poor lifestyle choices, has resulted in an overall rise in chronic disease, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and depression. The good news is that 42% of cancer is thought to be preventable. You can become a participant in your own health outcomes with a few of the simple lifestyle suggestions in this guide.

Genetic Testing For Prostate Cancer

You may hear a lot about genetics or genomics. Both terms are related to genes and cell DNA, but they are different. These tests are being used to learn more about the DNA of cancer cells, and link DNA mutations with treatments. In the future, genetic testing may be the first step doctors take when diagnosing prostate cancer.

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Localized Prostate Cancer Topics

You and your doctor may be talking about using radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or intensity modulated radiation therapy to treat your prostate cancer. It is important for you to learn about these treatment options so that you and your doctor can choose the type of therapy that will work best for you.

Hormone TherapyYou and your doctor may be talking about using hormone therapy to control your prostate cancer. It is important for you to learn about hormone therapy so that you will know what to expect and how best to take care of yourself before, during, and after treatment.Hormone Therapy and Prostate Cancer

Patient Guide Update Notes

Coping with a Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer booklet by Prostate Cancer ...

As part of PCFs commitment to deliver the most cutting-edge prostate cancer research directly into the hands of patients, we have done a comprehensive review and update of the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide.

This new version is available in print as well as a pdf download. Along with the update listed below, we have pdfs on these special topics:

  • Your Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Patients Aged 50 and Younger new
  • Gay/Bisexual Men and Trans Women new

What is New in the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide?

1. Updated worksheets and infographics:

  • New infographic of common diagnosis and treatment pathways
  • Revised worksheet on local/locally advanced prostate cancer
  • New worksheet on taking care of yourself during cancer
  • New infographic of treatment options for every stage of prostate cancer and glossary of terms
  • New considerations in choice of treatment for localized disease and link to perspective from our lead editor, Dr. Dan Spratt

2. Additional details on treatment for locally recurrent disease

3. Any easier-to-follow chapter on advanced and metastatic prostate cancer treatment, including new information about:

  • Metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer
  • Understanding the Standard of Care
  • Commonly used medications

4. Practice changes, including:

  • Use of the Decipher® test to guide decisions about further treatment post-surgery
  • PSMA PET imaging
  • A new, oral form of ADT, relugolix
  • 2 PARP inhibitors

6. Updates to Lifestyle Changes checklist

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Additional Facts For African American Men And Their Families

Additional Facts for African American Men and Their Families provides special facts and guidance regarding African American men and prostate cancer. Black men are about 75% more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men, and more than twice as likely to die from the disease. The guide includes personal thoughts from Charlie Wilson, Brian Custer, and Snoop Dogg.


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