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What is the best treatment option for men with localised prostate cancer?

The management of clinically localised prostate cancer diagnosed after a PSA test remains controversial. Active surveillance is an option that can help ameliorate the negative effects of over-treatment of PSA-detected prostate cancer. The longer term outcomes of this approach compared … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Research and Evaluation |

Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone (Part 2)

The final section of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (Part 2: treatment and therapeutic considerations) was published in the September issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, complementing Part 1: assessment and indications for … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Primary health care, Testosterone |

Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone

The Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (part 1): Assessment and Indications for Testosterone Therapy has just been published in the Medical Journal of Australia, updating the ESA guidelines from 2000. Developed by leading Australian endocrinologists, … Continue reading

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Quality improvements in prostate cancer care

It is important to know whether Australian men diagnosed with prostate cancer are receiving optimal clinical care as set out in best practice guidelines. Clinical registries are useful tools to help to monitor health care provision and clinical outcomes. A … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Prostate disease |

Does the ‘pinkification’ of breast cancer marginalise men?

Breast cancer in men is more common than most people realise but is still largely a hidden condition and men may miss out on the support they need. Care for men with breast cancer needs to be informed by research … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Primary health care, Research and Evaluation |

How can we communicate messages about over-diagnosis?

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment (relevant to prostate cancer screening and screening for other cancers) have serious implications for individuals, healthcare systems, and society, and effective strategies are needed to help the public, clinicians, and policy makers address this problem. Challenges to … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Community health |

Trends in prostate cancer care in Australia

Prostate cancer care has changed in recent years out of concern for over-diagnosis and over-treatment. However, many patients continue to undergo some form of curative treatment, and there is a perception among clinicians that more aggressive treatments are being favoured. … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening |

Psychological well-being of testicular cancer survivors

Although there are only about 700 new diagnoses of testicular cancer in Australia each year, it is the second most common cancer in young men. As testicular cancer has a very good cure rate (over 95%), there are increasing numbers of survivors … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Clinical management, Testicular cancer |

How does androgen deprivation therapy affect relationships? A review

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common life-extending treatment for particular types of prostate cancer. However, ADT is associated with a range of significant side-effects that can have adverse psychological impacts on men and their partners. The aim of an … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

Implementation of the new PBS testosterone criteria

Andrology Australia and the Endocrine Society of Australia have released a joint statement providing some suggestions that may assist with understanding the changes and implementing the new PBS criteria for prescription of testosterone.

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