prostate cancer nurse moves to Peel | Mandurah Courier
GenesisCare Mandurah has welcomed a Prostate Cancer Nurse, who will provide care and support to Peel’s men and their families throughout their prostate cancer journey.
According to research conducted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA), men in Mandurah have the third highest prostate cancer diagnosis rate in Australia at 210 people per 100,000, making the addition of a nurse specialist a welcome addition to the city.
Sharon Adams has a long history in prostate cancer care and said she was honored to join the team.
“Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be incredibly taxing, and many men find it difficult to navigate the different treatment options and services available,” said Ms. Adams.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be able to provide highly personalized care and support to men in Peel Region and to help men and their families make ends meet and journey through care pathways.”
The position at GenesisCare is part of the federal government’s recent $ 23 million expansion to the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia’s Specialist Nursing Program, which will support existing prostate cancer nurses and place specialist nurses in professional nursing care. areas where the needs are urgent.
GenesisCare chief executive officer for oncology in Western Australia, Louise Coffey, said up to 150 patients would be seen by the specialist nurse each year.
“About 150 men in the region are diagnosed with cancer each year, and many of them will need ongoing care and support in the days and months following treatment,” Ms. Coffey said.
“It is important that a patient’s physical and psychological needs are taken into account. It is well documented that a multidisciplinary approach to cancer management leads to better patient outcomes and a better quality of life for them. patients and their families. “
To celebrate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the GenesisCare Mandurah team will also participate in PCFA’s fundraising initiative “The Long Run”.traveled more than 72 kilometers in September to raise awareness and raise funds for those affected by prostate cancer.