Links and Resources

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

www.pcfa.org.au

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.

Their website contains a great deal of useful information for men and their partners about testing, diagnosis, support and research. Even more importantly, it lists every prostate cancer support group in Australia – an invaluable resource for men and their partners.

Impotence Australia

www.impotenceaustralia.com.au

This website has information and news about a range of male sexual issues, including information about erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer, penile implants, and sexual difficulties of gay men. Their phone is staffed by trained sex therapists, and they provide information in a number of community languages.

Cancer Councils

As well as providing a wealth of information about research into, and the experience of, a range of cancers, including prostate cancer, Cancer Council websites offers a helpline staffed by trained cancer nurses.

 

One man's experience with prostate cancer

I wrote about the experience one of my clients has with prostate cancer, as a case study I presented at the 2013 World Prostate Cancer Congress in Melbourne. It is is the form of a poem, titled Skinny legs pumping a wild bicycle. You can read the full poem here...

 

 

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