Prostate News

Why the Honey Badger gave up his dream for his Dad.

Nick Cummins, the larrikin star of the Wallabies, gave it all away two years ago to build a future for his siblings, because Mark’s days are numbered. When his dad was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer and caring for two other children with cystic fibrosis, Nick stepped up to build a future for them and,…

New lease on life after prostate cancer battle

A Feilding man has a new lease on life after beating prostate cancer. Chris Bland has a family history of cancers. His father died at the age of 50 from pancreatic cancer. At 40, his brother had lung cancer and another sibling had cancer of the lymph nodes. So in his 50s, Bland started getting…

Prostate Cancer Treatment Has 97% Survival Rate, Study Suggests

A prostate cancer treatment which is rarely offered on the NHS may give patients a 97% chance of survival after five years, a landmark study has suggested. The so-called “male lumpectomy” treatment works by treating just the prostatecancer tumour with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). It is said to have “significantly fewer side effects” than…

Prostate cancer trial harnesses new Australian technology to reduce treatment time

A world-first prostate cancer trial is using revolutionary technology developed in Australia to reduce treatment time and combat side effects. The TROG 15.01 SPARK trial aims to improve the accuracy for patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer, as well as lung, liver, kidney and pancreas cancers. The technology is called Kilovoltage Intrafraction Monitoring (KIM). It…