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PCFA Launch New Digital Resources

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Today is World Cancer Day and we at the PCFA are proud to release our new suite of resources for men and their families affected by prostate cancer. The new resources are available on our website under the awareness tab: 

The new resources are broken into four categories. General information leaflets, a guide for newly diagnosed men (book) and add ons to this in the form of a new understanding series of booklets as well as the resources for health professionals.

All the new resources are available online to download and print-on-demand from today. We will be making initial orders to our printers in the next week for hard copies of the material. Keep your eye out as we will also be incorporating an online order form to help fast track orders.

The resources are listed below:

Guide to Resources 

All these resources are FREE. They can be downloaded to your mobile device or computer, read online, or you can order copies via the form on our website when ready.

1)     General Information leaflets 

These leaflets provide general information to help raise awareness of prostate cancer. These booklets are available to read online, download or print on demand and hard copies. 

Each leaflet covers the following topics: 

  • What you need to know about prostate cancer (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Should I have a PSA test (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • About your PSA result (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Support group information (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)


2)     Information books for recently diagnosed men and their families 

This book contains information on prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and side effects for men, their partners, families and the community. It is a guide to help direct you to more detailed information and support. This book can be downloaded to your mobile device or computer, read online or available in hard copies. 

  • Prostate Cancer – a guide for newly diagnosed men. (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)


3)     Information guides with further detail on specific treatments and side effects

PCFA has developed evidence-based Information Guides for men following a diagnosis of prostate cancer who are in the process of deciding on treatment options. They can be downloaded to your mobile device or computer, read online or available in hard copies 

  • Understanding surgery (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding radiation therapy (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding active surveillance (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding hormone therapy (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding advanced prostate cancer (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding urinary and bowel problems (Download, Web, Print)
  • Understanding sexual issues (Download, Web, Print)
  • Understanding health and wellbeing (Download, Web, Print, Hard Copy)
  • Understanding prostate cancer for LGBTIQA+ people (Download, Web, Print)
  • Understanding prostate cancer for partners and families (Download, Web, Print)


4)     Resources for health professionals

PCFA has developed the following evidence-based resources for health professionals: Monographs in Prostate Cancer. 

  • Practice Framework and Competency Standards for Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses  
  • Prostate Cancer Information Needs of Australian Gay and Bisexual Men  
  •  ProsCare: A Psychological Care Model for Men with Prostate Cancer  
  •  Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Prostate Cancer Health Care Programs  
  •  Economic Modelling of Healthcare Services for Prostate Cancer  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community resources (Designed for health professionals working with indigenous communities)  

  • Flipchart 1: Know about your prostate: prevention and living well  
  • Flipchart 2: Diagnosis, treatment options and challenges: prostate cancer  
  • Flipchart 3: Support and care: what carers and partners of men with prostate cancer need to know  

Clinical Practice Guidelines on PSA testing  

  • PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-detected Prostate Cancer: A guideline for health professionals  
  • PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-detected Prostate Cancer: A guideline for health professionals: Short From Summary Document 
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