Is Masculinity Preventing Men with Prostate Cancer from Seeking Help?

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2020 is shaping up to be as big as ever

The new year has begun and there are plenty of things already happening.

Our monthly meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month and occur at the Albury Commercial Club at 7pm. All are welcome to come along beforehand and join us for a meal from the club's Reflections Cafe.

For your diary;

  • 11th February 
  • 10th March (day after Easter Monday holiday) 
  • 14th April 
  • 12th May 
  • 9th June (day after the Queens's Birthday long weekend) 
  • 14th July (Bastille Day) 
  • 11th August 
  • 8th September 
  • 13th October 
  • 19th November 
  • 8th December (End of year meeting at venue TBA) 

 In addition to these monthly meeting dates we also have some

  • 19th September Bunnings BBQ (date not yet confirmed but we have done this in the 3rd Saturday in Sept traditionally) 
  • 22-24th September Henty Machinery Field Days 
  • 17 and 18th October Blue Tie Ball weekend

In 2019 we raised $7200 from our Blue Tie Ball and dance weekend. This amount is now in the Anne Williamson Scholarship Fund which aims to support local area Albury-Wodonga nurses who want to study a course in Prostate Nursing Care at Latrobe University. The course enrolment costs approximately $3200 per student, and the scholarship fund provides 95% of this amount.

Also in November the Pub2Pub fun run took place, and the proceeds came to Albury Wodonga Prostate Cancer Support Group. This was the second year the Pub2Pub event made AWPCSG the beneficiary of the money raised.
On the first occasion Pub2Pub proceeds were matched by AWPCSG to purchase a bladder scanner machine for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.

We are now looking at doing something similar again and provide funds for one of the following
  • equipment purchase for the Cancer Centre, or
  • research funding support, or
  • wellness centre support
This will be the first item of business at our February meeting. Any other suggestions would be very welcome.

2019 Support Group Meetings commence February 12th

The first of our monthly support group meetings will be Tuesday 12th February, 7pm at The Albury Commercial Club. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All welcome.

Prostate Cancer Survivorship Research

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has an excellent online community website. You need to register to view the articles and videos, but it is free and a goldmine of evidence-based information. Below is an example.

Blue Tie Ball - September 1st 2018

Interested in coming to the 2018 Blue Tie Ball?

Details are on our website   Click link below


New prostate cancer study comparing open and robotic surgery surprises experts

A recent study in Queensland has been reported in the Australian Financial Review newspaper. The study compared outcomes of patients who underwent robotic surgery with those who had a standard prostatectomy.

The link below opens the original report on the Griffith University website.

TheraP Trial Commences at Peter Mac

TheraP Trial - a video of a  channel 7 new story from last July, about a new treatment being trialled in Australia.