PCFA has partnered with Icon Cancer Centre for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and The Long Run to help raise more awareness about prostate cancer. PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, Yvonne Singaraju, is based at Icon Centre in Midland and has shared her story this month with the team.
By Tim Baker | Entitled “Common Sense Oncology”, the article published in esteemed medical journal The Lancet appeared to say the quiet part out loud, what patient advocates and others have been pushing for years.
By Tim Baker | They say a healthy society is one in which people plant trees they will never enjoy the shade of or pick fruit from, that they are investing in the collective good of future generations.
By Tim Baker | Attending my first cancer conference felt like a big deal. The 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of ANZUP (Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer) Trials Group brings together medical specialists, nurses, patient advocates, researchers and other stakeholders...
This week during World Continence Week (June 19 – 23), we have teamed up with Continence Foundation of Australia to share Johns Story about his journey with prostate cancer, and his valuable contribution to the PCFA Prostate Pride Cancer Support Group.
By Tim Baker | If you had told me before my diagnosis that millions of men around the world were effectively chemically castrated as a routine medical treatment for one of the most common types of cancer, my response would have been a gormless, You’re shitting me?!
I’ve been on a bit of a binge lately. But, fear not, it hasn’t involved booze, recreational stimulants or late nights doing the cockroach in sweaty nightclubs. Rather, my vice has been reading an indecent number of cancer memoirs as part of my creative writing PhD studies.
By Tim Baker | When I was first diagnosed back in 2015, one of the most helpful books I read was “When Things Fall Apart” by Pedma Chodron, a Zen Buddhist monk, full of deep wisdom on dealing with adversity.
By Tim Baker | You hear and read a lot in oncology about the dangers of offering false hope to cancer patients. From spurious folk remedies and snake oil to the uncertain benefits of nutrition and emotional healing...