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New guidelines for prostate cancer referrals

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand has welcomed the new guidelines for the management and referral of prostate cancer. This document has been developed by the Prostate Cancer Working group after wide consultation, and provides useful guidance for GPs … Continue reading

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Grace Hospital supported Blue September for Prostate Cancer

Grace Hospital supported the annual Blue September fundraising appeal for prostate cancer awareness, by engaging in a staff face painting competition. Blue painted faces are a feature of the Blue September campaign run by the prostate Cancer Foundation. The face … Continue reading

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Recuperate from your surgery with a stay at Mount Maunganui

After surgery, it is ideal to spend a few days relaxing, taking short walks and recuperating before getting back into the  bustle of your usual lifestyle. Sometimes, you may not want your colleagues or friends to know you’re having surgery, … Continue reading

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Auckland Prostate Cancer men travel to Tauranga for robotic surgery

Since late 2014, Mike Mackey, a well-known urologist based in Auckland, has been performing robotic assisted prostatectomy surgery with the Da Vinci robot at Grace Hospital. Mike consults with his patients in Auckland, and then arranges the surgery to perform … Continue reading

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Video of Robotic Surgery at Grace Hospital

Sunlive published an article recently regarding robotic surgery at Grace Hospital. Part of the article shows a link to a short video of Associate Professor Peter Gilling and his team using the Si Da Vinci Robot during surgery. We thought … Continue reading

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Benefits of exercise for prostate cancer survivors

Two recent studies have confirmed the benefits of exercise for men after prostate cancer treatment. One of the studies was carried out in Sweden and the other in USA. The Swedish study asked men to report their physical activity after … Continue reading

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BOP Prostate cancer patients called to participate in survey

Bay of Plenty men diagnosed with prostate cancer are being called upon to participate in a survey on how they use social networks to help with their health. Waikato University PhD student Dot Brown hopes to develop a scale medical … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Survivors GP Guide

The American Cancer Society recently published a guide for GPs to assist them in longer term care of their patients who are Prostate Cancer Survivors. The guide runs through several aspects of men’s health that GPs should keep in mind. … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Forums

The Prostate Cancer Foundation, supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is hosting a public forum to inform men and their families who are living with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. Medical specialists involved in the treatment of patients with metastatic disease will … Continue reading

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Cost no longer a barrier for Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Procedures

Cost is no longer a barrier as Southern Cross Health Society members on extensive cover plans no longer have a shortfall for Robot Assisted Laparascopic Prostatectomy (RALP) procedures. Under a new Affiliated Provider agreement with Grace Hospital, the procedure is now … Continue reading

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