PROSTATE CANCER IN NEW ZEALAND
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand men (aside from skin cancer). Every year more than 40001 New Zealand men are diagnosed, and over 7001 die from the disease – the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand men behind lung cancer2.
In partnership with Goodfellow Unit and our leading urology surgeons, we have developed a collection of useful webinars and podcast focused on prostate cancer for your everyday clinic use.
Earn more CPD points and refresh your knowledge about prostate cancer, and when to refer your patients to a urologist.
Goodfellow Unit webinar with Urology Institute
Watch now for Common questions for men's health consults
Mr Simon Van Rij and Mr Andrew Williams will provide an overview of the primary care role in addressing common prostate questions around PSA testing, red flag symptoms, investigations required and management options for prostate cancer care and available services. The webinar will also include a Q&A session.
EARLY DETECTION AND WHEN TO REFER
Patients are more likely to develop prostate cancer as they get older. It is more common in patients who have a sibling or parent with prostate cancer, and in families who carry certain genes such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
Referring early can ensure your patient receives the support they need ahead of surgery, including physiotherapy to manage incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and access to counselling. These services, including The Prostate Clinic are available for patients through OneSixOne Medical Group.
Red flag signs and symptoms:
Patients should be referred if they have one or more of the following:
- PSA greater than 4; and/or
- Increasing PSA; and/or
- An abnormal digital rectal examination; and/or
- Significant family history of prostate cancer
The Prostate Clinic
Undergoing prostate cancer tests can be an anxious time for patients. The Prostate Clinic streamlines patient testing and provides a fast-tracked diagnostic service with fewer appointments.
Webinars and podcast
Refresh your knowledge on prostate cancer and earn CPD points.
MERCYASCOT IS COMMITTED TO DELIVERING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE FOR YOUR UROLOGY PATIENTS WITH OUR LEADING UROLOGY SURGEONS
Advancing Urology - our leading, robotically-trained urology surgeons deliver personalised care
for your patient using the latest robotic technology at MercyAscot.
The da Vinci Xi® is a robotic technology that continues to advance minimally invasive surgery across a range of specialities and procedures, including urology. The da Vinci Xi® is now available at Ascot Hospital in Greenlane.
The benefits of robotic surgery for urology patients can include less invasive and more precise surgery with a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery time, reduction in pain, and reduced risk of complications2.
About our robotically-trained surgeons and how to refer
If you’re concerned about a patient, you can refer them directly to a leading, robotically-trained urology surgeon at MercyAscot or Urology Institute at OneSixOne Medical Group.
Meet our team of robotically-trained surgeons