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Prostate cancer position statement: feedback sought

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Patient and health sector feedback is sought on a draft prostate cancer Position Statement created by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ (RANZCR) Faculty of Radiation Oncology.

The ‘Informed Decision Making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer – A Patient Focused Perspective’ statement advocates for men with prostate cancer to be fully informed about treatment options, including costs, before any decision is made about active treatment.  It calls for true multidisciplinary, patient-centred care, supporting men to fully explore choices to allow each man to decide what is best for him.

In the vast majority of cases, consultation with both a radiation oncologist and a urologist prior to any decision being made provides the optimal model of care.

Comments from all interested parties are encouraged and will be taken on board before final publication of the statement. More information is available by clicking here. Closing date for feedback is Monday, May 14.