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Prostate cancer

If you, or someone you know has prostate cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The prostate cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about prostate cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Victorian Cancer Council provide an overview of prostate cancer, types and how it is commonly treated.

Cancer Australia provides information about prostate cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment.

The Prostate Common Path provides people with an opportunity to learn from others that have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a broad-based community organisation that offers a variety of support services including specialist prostate cancer nurse and peer to peer support. 

PROSTMATE is an online personalised support system for men and their families dealing with prostate cancer. 

The Continence Foundation of Australia offers information and services to promote bladder health for men with prostate cancer.

Mensline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government scheme that provides payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the cost of their continence products.

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