Mens Health Week is next week (11-17 June). We know that males are more likely to suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age, but they are less likely to see their GP.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men and in 2017, it was the third biggest cancer killer. Nationally, our PHN is ranked 19th from 31 PHNs, for the highest rate of incidence (174 - age-standardised rate per 100,000).
The localised Prostate Cancer Screening Pathway is now live, and we have begun work on a number of other prostate cancer pathways including: diagnosis, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and follow-up post treatment.
Health professionals in our region who would like to get free access to Murray HealthPathways click here.
Cancer Council Victoria's Prostate Cancer Optimal Care Pathway is also available free to health professionals. The OCP has the potential to significantly improve patients' quality of life during and after treatment, as it focuses on components of quality cancer care. Click here for details.