Prostate cancer survivorship shared model of care

  20 July 2017  NWMPHN   

Western Health is commencing a new ‘shared care’ model for low to moderate risk patients who have undergone active prostate cancer treatment. The model is being introduced in response to the rising incidence of prostate cancer and improved survival rates.

How does it work?

Once deemed eligible, a survivorship care plan is developed by Western Health and sent to the patient’s general practitioner for routine post treatment follow up. If required, patients can be provided with rapid access to Western Health Urology.

Find out more

The new prostate cancer model of care will be detailed at the “Practical approaches to managing prostate cancer – from diagnosis to survivorship” educational event.

Where: Footscray
When: Tuesday 25 July
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm.

The event will include talks from expert health professionals who will present the latest evidence based prostate cancer care. This event will identify tools and resources available to help primary health professionals to provide consistent and supportive care at each stage of the patient’s cancer journey including optimal care pathways for cancer and HealthPathways.