If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we can help
We can help you To learn more about prostate cancer through guest speakers, books, DVDs and newsletters;
To make better decisions about what treatment to have (you can talk to men who have had the different treatments that you may be considering);
To meet others who are going through the same thing as you (avoid feeling isolated and alone)
We are a peer support group ( a group of men and women who have been affected by prostate cancer) who provide information, education and support. We are affiliated with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Evidence shows that:
Peer support can reduce the psychological stress associated with prostate cancer diagnosis; and
Support groups can improve the quality of life and well being of people with prostate cancer and their carers.
If you need help before our next meeting, please phone one of the people listed on the Contact Page.
December meeting: Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 10am.
The next meeting will be in-person, at the Seddon Street Uniting Church, and also on Zoom for those who are unable to come in person. It will be held on Tuesday December 14, 2021, starting at 10am.
The Zoom details will be in the December Newsletter (not yet published).
The speaker will be Dr Dixon Woon MBBS (Hons), DMedSc, FRACS (Urology), describing Prostate Cancer Treatment Progress over the last 10 years. Dr Woon is a consultant urologist at Epworth Health, Austin Health, and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. He has a special interest in urological cancers.
Dixon completed his urological training at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2016. He then went on to complete a further 2 years of fellowship training in robotic and open cancer surgery at the University of Toronto, at one of the largest cancer centres, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Dixon is now a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the peak North American body for urology cancer surgery. In 2018, Dixon completed his Doctor of Medical Science degree through the University of Melbourne in advanced prostate cancer treatments and cancer immunology. As a result of his research in this field, he was awarded a number of grants and awards. Dixon is passionate about research in the urology field, he has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and has attended and presented at a number of international conferences.