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Penile rehabilitation following treatment

A recently published study* shows that a regular dose of sildenafil (Viagra or its generic equivalent) taken immediately following nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy has significant benefit in restoring erectile function. Men taking just 2 pills per week immediately following removal of their catheter achieved much better recovery than those starting 3 months later. We suggest that…

Sir Peter steps down as Patron

After many years of reminding blokes to ‘get checked’ and raising awareness of the number one cancer in Kiwi men, Sir Peter Leitch is stepping down as Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “His forthright approach has resulted in saving the lives of many men through his challenge to them to get checked,” says Foundation…

Sir Peter Leitch: Honorary Member

It was an honour today to present Sir Peter Leitch Honorary Membership of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Sir Peter has been a longtime support and patron of the Foundation, and staunch advocate for prostate cancer awareness. His no-holes-barred approach to reminding blokes to get checked has undoubtedly saved lives and resulted in better outcomes for…

Prostate cancer position statement: feedback sought

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…