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Prostate Cancer Support

The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse provides supportive care for men living with prostate cancer and their families across the South West region.

How to access this service

You can self-refer or have a carer/ family member call or email the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse directly. Referrals are also accepted from your GP, Urologist, day oncology staff, nursing, medical and allied health staff, oncologist or radiation therapy team. This is a free service.

Please note: this is not an emergency service – you should contact your nearest emergency department for urgent issues.

 

Patient Information

What is a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse?

The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse is an experienced registered nurse who has received additional training to make them an expert nurse in prostate cancer care.  The prostate cancer nurse works within a clear framework to ensure you receive the same level of care from your nurse, no matter where you live.

 

How can the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse help?

The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses work with your doctors and others involved in your care. They provide care and support to men and their families in all areas of prostate cancer care – whether you are newly diagnosed or have already had some treatment.

They are able to help you by:

  • Providing you with an ongoing point of contact and support
  • Assisting you access services both in the hospital and in your community during and after treatment
  • Providing you with reliable information about your diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Providing you with information on dealing with the effects of treatment and how to get further help to deal with specific problems you may be having
  • Coordinating your care – wherever you are in your cancer journey
  • Helping you access a support group

Page last updated: 1 March 2021

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