Get Support

Your journey, from cancer diagnosis through to treatment, management and recovery can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. It is important that you identify and create necessary support networks to help you maintain a positive approach.

Support networks are provided for both men and women who have been affected by prostate cancer (directly or indirectly), designed to connect prostate cancer patients with peers going through a similar experience; to raise awareness of prostate cancer within the community; and to provide information from guest speakers ranging from fellow cancer patients to doctors, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists on alternative methods to help manage prostate cancer.

Support systems are founded on the principle of mutual respect and shared understanding of the cancer journey for people with prostate cancer, and can help support you by:

  • Making you feel like part of a family.
  • Allow you to talk through your journey with other people who understand how you feel.
  • Provides you with encouragement, optimism and inspiration.
  • Provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and voice your concerns with people who have gone through a similar journey to you.

Below are links to some key organisations in this area, who can provide you with further information on prostate cancer and available support groups throughout Australia.



ESSA - Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Find an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in cancer management and exercise provision.

 Web: http://www.essa.org.au/find-aep/


The Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a movement for men’s health: a global charity raising funds and awareness. Movember Foundation invests in key problem areas to fund breakthrough research and support services.

 Web: http://au.movember.com




Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a community-based organisation dedicated to reduce the impact of prostate cancer in men and their family. Information regarding various support groups with each state around Australia can be found here.

Web: www.prostate.org.au

Cancer Council Australia
The Cancer Council of Australia is a key resource of information. It provides relevant details concerning your specific cancer.

For each state chapter, there is useful information concerning local support groups and local programs for you to register for and participate in are provided.

 
Web: Western Australia  -  Queensland  -  Victoria  -  New South Wales  -  South Australia  -  Australian Capital Territory  -  Northern Territory  -  Tasmania

Andrology Australia

Andrology Australia is an organisation that brings together health and education experts from across Australia to develop collaborative strategies to raise the awareness of male reproductive health disorders within the community.

 Web: www.andrologyaustralia.org

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia works collaboratively with a wide range of groups, specifically those providing support for people affected by cancer. The aim of cancer Australia is to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the health and well-being of people suffering from cancer.

 Web: www.canceraustralia.gov.au