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Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. PCFA are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

PCFA does this by:

• Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer

• Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government

• Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.

Quick Facts

• Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men.

• Approximately 20,000 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

• Over 200,000 Australian men are living after a diagnosis with prostate cancer.

• Approximately 3,500 Australian men die of prostate cancer each year.

• The estimated risk of a man being diagnosed with prostate cancer by his 85th birthday is 1 in 7

What you need to know about prostate cancer An introductory information resource is available at:
http://www.prostate.org.au/awareness/general-information/what-you-need-to-know-about-prostate-cancer/

How your donations can make a difference

• $50 funds an initial phone consultation with a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse which will provide a newly diagnosed man with support and information

• $1000 provides long-term support and coordination of care by a specialist Prostate Cancer Nurse for one patient including side-effect management

• $140,000 to equip, place, train and support a full-time Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse for a year

All proceeds from Dry July 2020 will benefit the PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing program.

Latest Updates

PCFA Receives a Dry July Foundation Grant

The Dry July Foundation was pleased to award Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) a grant in 2017 towards the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing (PCSN) program.

Prostate cancer is too frightening to face alone. Our expert nurses provide coordinated support throughout the entire prostate cancer journey; taking into account physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of men and their families. 

Patients often tell PCFA that they need "an opportunity to talk through [their] diagnosis beyond what is available in a standard 15-minute consult with a urologist". Specialist nurses can help patients and their families to understand their diagnosis, what to expect and connect them with services to address the challenges that they may encounter along the way. 

PCFA offers this extraordinary expert service free of charge, through support from a range of partners.