Living with advanced prostate cancer – a FREE public forum for patients and their families
Men and their partners and families face real challenges living with advanced prostate cancer. As well as the dealing with the cancer, and the uncertainties of survival, there are the side effects of the treatments and medications which affect quality of life. But there is real hope as improved treatments become available and better scans, and tools, to assess the state of disease. Diet and exercise can also provide real benefits alongside the treatments as does having a positive outlook and support from friends and family. This forum will help men understand more about their disease, face their challenges, and improve their quality of life.
- 7:00 PM Tuesday 15 October 2019
- Sudima Hotel, 550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch Airport
- Guest Speaker: Louisa Fleure
- Tickets: FREE
- Spaces limited, registrations essential
- Please note: if you wish to book for multiple persons, you will need to register each person individually.
Louisa Fleure is an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. She is visiting New Zealand to speak at the Urological Nurses Society Conference, sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ.
Our 2018 Forum ‘Prostate Cancer Patients – what they really need’ was a great success with plenty of lively discussion among men and their families. This included living well and maintaining quality of life, developments in diagnosis and treatments and patient-centred support. Dr James Green (Urologist) and Paula Allchorne (Nurse Practitioner and Lead Urology Nurse) from the Barts Health Trust in the UK presented their Survivorship Pathway for cancer patients.
The 2017 forums were held in Wellington, Dunedin and Tauranga with a focus on helping men and their partners / carers through the challenges they face post diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. These were not recorded but you can view recordings from previous years by clicking the links below.
- Hand in Hand – Patient Education Forums 2016
- Advanced Prostate Cancer – Patient Education Forums 2014