Men presenting with localised prostate cancer disease are faced with many options. They may chose to have their specialist or GP keep a watch on the cancer by having regular blood tests and biopsies (active surveillance).  They may choose more active treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, androgen deprivation therapy or a combination of these treatments.  This decision should be made after consultation with the treating Urologist (surgeon who treats diseases of the urogenital tract) or Radiation Oncologist (specialist who use radiotherapy to treat cancer). Because of the many combinations of management available to men with prostate cancer, a registry was felt to be an important and necessary tool to monitor whether care was being provided in accordance with recommendations made by the Australian Cancer Network.

Some excellent resources for those wishing to learn more about prostate cancer disease and its management are the following texts: 
Localised Prostate Cancer: a guide for men and their families and Advanced Prostate Cancer: a guide for men and their families.  Both are based on the Evidence-based Recommendations for the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer prepared by the Australian Cancer Network and Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration.Men presenting with localised prostate cancer disease have several treatment options. Treatment should be decided on in consultation with the treating Urologist or Radiation Oncolog

Treatment For Prostate Cancer


Men presenting with localised prostate cancer disease have several treatment options. Treatment should be decided on in consultation with the treating Urologist or Radiation Oncologist.

  •  Active Surveillance: specialist or GP monitors cancer through regular blood tests and biopsies
  •  Active Treatment

o    Surgery

o    Radiotherapy

o    Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

o    Brachytherapy

o    HIFU

o    Combination therapy

 

Due to the many combinations of management available, a registry is an important and necessary tool to monitor whether care is being provided in accordance with guidelines made by the Australian Cancer Network.

 

Educational Resources

The following texts, prepared by the Australian Cancer Network and Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration, are free to download.

Localised Prostate Cancer: a guide for men and their families.

Advanced Prostate Cancer: a guide for men and their families.