In recent years the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer has shown a significant increase, the reasons for which are not all that clear. One possible explanation is the increasing awareness of prostate cancer among Kiwi men, and as a Foundation we will take some credit for this with our increasing effectiveness in this area.
While the number of diagnoses increases, the death rate is decreasing, meaning more men are surviving their encounter with the disease, and for many this means living with the outcomes of treatments and ongoing medications. This poses issues for many men – it’s all about survivorship and maintaining a good quality of life.
This year’s conference will address this key topic of “survivorship” and our keynote speakers will provide some real solutions to the questions men, and their families have, about making the most of life following a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Dawn Wilson (Chief Advisor) - "NZ Cancer Plan"
Dr Kamran Zargar MBCHB, MD, FRACS (Urological Surgeon) - “PSA Testing in New Zealand – new research”
Dr Remy Lim MB CHB, FRANZCR (Radiologist Mercy Radiology) - “Radiological journey in prostate cancer”
Dr Stephen Mark MB ChB, FRACS (Urologist, President USANZ) - “Quality of life after treatment for prostate cancer in NZ”
Dr Peter Fong MBBS, FRACP (Medical Oncologist) - “Genetics and Prostate Cancer”
Dr Giovanni Losco MB CHB, FRACS (Urologist) - “Regaining function after prostate cancer treatment: continence and intimacy”
Dr Tony Ferris (GP) - "A personal journey from both sides of the fence"
Dr Justin Hegarty (Radiologist) - “How MRI helps in practice: Working together for the best outcomes”
Dr Jim Duthie (Urologist) - “What Can I Do?”