- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men
- More than 18,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed each year, and one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 85
- Around 3,000 of our dads, brothers, husbands, sons and mates will die from prostate cancer this year
With alarming facts like these, the need for awareness and action has never been more acute. Chances are high that you know someone directly impacted by prostate cancer. Because this disease touches so many of our lives, I know you share my conviction that more must be done.
Sydney Adventist Hospital’s new Prostate Centre of Excellence (PCoE) is home to a multidisciplinary team providing holistic care with excellent patient outcomes, underpinned by some of the best research, technology and education in the field of prostate health.
With the incredible generosity of San Foundation donors like you, we have been able to take a huge leap forward in the care we provide for our loved ones. I hope we can count on your continued support to accelerate this momentum and ensure we can give the best care to everyone who needs it.
“I was diagnosed with two types of prostate cancer, a standard and an aggressive type, and had robotic radical prostatectomy surgery. The Prostate Navigators were there for me before, during and most importantly after my discharge. The nurses were fantastic, nothing was a problem, the doctors did their thing. I really could not have been in a better place or hands, and I am currently living my dream here long term in Thailand, from the bottom of my heart thank you SAH.” Claude.
Your generosity will help us continue to expand care for our community by funding Prostate Research Fellows.
With your support San Foundation would be able to fund research fellowships to provide vital research, clinical support, and care for our patients. These fellowships will benefit the entire spectrum of prostate services from awareness and diagnoses, to care and long-term patient outcomes.
A prostate cancer diagnosis is life changing. It often comes with profound feelings of fear, uncertainty, and loneliness. But with your gift, you could show every San patient that they are not alone.
“First diagnosed in 2013, I’ve been attending the San since 2020 receiving chemotherapy and other treatments periodically. My experience to date has been incredibly positive, in what has been a very challenging time for myself and my family. I have spent roughly 15 weeks in hospital and have found the level of support provided by the San team, in particular the prostate cancer team exceptional. I continue to play golf and walk every morning, and much of this is thanks to the care I have received.” Philip
By supporting the San Prostate Centre of Excellence, you will be giving the gift of time. Time for research to develop life-changing treatments. Time for doctors to consider new diagnoses and advance care. And time for families to continue enjoying every precious moment with people they love, hopeful about what the future holds.
A gift of any amount will be deeply valued by patients like Claude and Philip, physicians like Professor Woo, and every person who turns to the San during their times of greatest need. I hope you can help us mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September with a donation to the San Foundation.