Mental well-being and good health after prostate cancer
Please join Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for a free, online webcast.
7:00PM AEST – Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania
6:30PM ACST – South Australia, Northern Territory
5:00PM AWST – Western Australia
About the Webcast
Hosted by Ricard Goncalves, our panel will discuss an overview of managing distress after a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Registration is free and the webcast is open to all people affected by prostate cancer, including partners, family, carers, and friends.
The discussion will be guided by moderated questions sent through during the live broadcast, and by key themes from the latest research including:
- Are there common challenges men experience after prostate cancer in maintaining well-being?
- What factors make this more difficult?
- What about for partners?
- Are there steps or strategies that can help?
- For someone listening who would like to seek further advice or support, where can they turn?
Psychological distress associated with prostate cancer
The diagnosis of prostate cancer is a major life stress that for many men is followed by challenging treatment-related symptoms and heightened psychological distress. Before and after prostate cancer treatment up to one in four men experience anxiety and up to one in five report depression.
Please complete registration to receive further details about this session. If you are unable to make it at the time of the live broadcast, we will be able to notify you of where and how you can watch the webcast at a later date.
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About the Host
Ricardo Goncalves is a presenter, and finance editor for SBS World News and fronts Small Business Secrets. He has covered news globally, filing stories from the Middle East, LA and New York’s Ground Zero. He started his television career in 1998, as a regional reporter at WIN News Wollongong and has appeared on Today Tonight Sydney, Seven News Sydney, Sunrise, Nine News Melbourne, Sky News and Sky News Business.
His most memorable pieces of work include interviews with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. He’s a keen public speaker, holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics, and has a Portuguese background.
Professor Suzanne Chambers AO
Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is a health psychologist and registered nurse with 30 years of experience in psychological support for people with cancer. She is a behavioural science researcher specialising in the fields of psycho-oncology and cancer survivorship.
Professor Lisa Horvath
Professor Lisa Horvath is the Director of the Department of Medical Oncology at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She also leads a research group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research that studies chemotherapy resistance in prostate cancer and is an investigator in prostate cancer clinical trials.
Judy Jeffery is a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse at St George Public Hospital bringing 30 years of oncology experience across many types of treatment. Her role includes providing care and support to men on all treatment types for prostate cancer with a main interest in those with advanced prostate cancer. Judy has a Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing, Certificate in Palliative Care and Prostate Nursing Care, and an Advanced Diploma of Government – Leadership (CEC).
The Hon Jim Lloyd
The Hon Jim Lloyd was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2002, having initially seen a GP for travel inoculations. He received surgery in February 2003, and in 2010 underwent successful salvage radiation due to a rising PSA level. 16 years on since his initial cancer diagnosis Jim’s regular PSA tests show no PSA levels, he has 5 grandchildren and uses his experience to educate men about the importance of prostate cancer detection.