Every day, close to 60 Australian men will hear the news that they have prostate cancer, and many of them will go on to have surgery and treatment that results in some form of temporary or long-term incontinence.
In fact, 13% of Australian men are living with urinary incontinence, and 1 in 5 suffer from bowel incontinence. It’s a health concern and stigma that has a major impact on the wellbeing, social connectedness and workforce participation of those affected.
What many men don’t realise, however, is that there are options for treatment and management of incontinence. We have partnered with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), to empower Australian men by providing them with armour they can trust.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. They are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
PCFA do 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.
There is a wealth of information and resources via PCFA’s website that may help you and your family. For easy access, we’ve compiled a list:
- Information Packs for recently diagnosed men and their families: https://pcfa.org.au/awareness/for-recently-diagnosed-men-and-their-families/
- An online community, that facilities conversations with patients, survivors and Health Care Professionals https://onlinecommunity.pcfa.org.au/
- Locations of PCFA’s Prostate Cancer Support Groups - https://pcfa.org.au/support/find-a-support-group/
- Locations of PCFA’s Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses - https://pcfa.org.au/support/prostate-cancer-specialist-nurses/
Spanning three-years, our partnership with PCFA will focus on the provision of resources and information, as well as sponsoring PCFA’s Annual Community Conversations Conference held during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month every September.
Together, we are striving to equip men with the support they need.
We look forward to sharing more with our TENA community.
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