Men Urged to Get Prostate Check During Men’s Health Week 2020

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men and the third most common cause of cancer death in the country, according to Cancer Council NSW.

But two St George Hospital-based doctors say early detection is the key to better outcomes for patients.

Radiation oncologist Dr Joseph Bucci and urological surgeon Dr David Malouf are based at St George Cancer Care Centre.

“We know prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers now and is overtaking breast cancer because of our ageing population” Dr Bucci said. “…One in seven Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85”. “…If treatment is necessary, options include surgery, conventional radiation and brachytherapy“. “…He said intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients undergoing low-dose brachytherapy had a 93 per cent cure rate. “These are world-class outcomes,” he said.”


World leader: Dr Joseph Bucci with other staff from St George Cancer Care Centre. Picture: Supplied

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