St Vincent’s is shining a light on Men’s Health. Prostate cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in Australian males. 1 in 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 (AIHW, 2019). Despite survival rates being high, men report high levels of psychological distress that result from their treatment.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney has long led the way in the innovative treatment and care of patients with prostate cancer utilising advanced screening, robotics and referrals to wellness programs. However, public patients have not had the same level of access to these programs.
The St Vincent’s Men’s Health Project includes the establishment of a Care Clinic, development of a Men’s Virtual Care Clinic and the advancement of Clinical Research. The centre will offer a centralised point of contact to oversee care and assist navigation through the healthcare system with our team’s expertise in urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, cancer genetics, theranostics, psychology, allied health and nursing. The centre will include on-site allied health services, allowing men to receive comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists, psychosexual therapists, psychologists, dietitians and social workers in one location.
The St Vincent’s Men’s Health Project will provide revolutionary precision healthcare capabilities, social and psychological treatment and support for ALL men with prostate cancer and their families.Donate now