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  1. Prostate Cancer Symposium An Educational Initiative For Patients, Spouses and Advocates Tuesday, October 6, 2009 New York University Kimmel Center New York, NY Become Your Own Advocate David Sandoe OAM, DipBIA, MBA, ANZIIF, (Fellow) CIP, MCMI, FAIM, FAICD

  2. BECOME YOUR OWN ADVOCATE David Sandoe National Deputy Chairman, PCFA Leader, Sydney Adventist Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group Australia – Patient Symposium New York 6 October 2009

  3. Outback urology

  4. Obtain information and develop dialogue with your doctors for better communication & care • KNOWLEDGE IS POWER • Do your homework in a qualified way • Involve your wife/partner

  5. Selection of medical professional is key - you will be with them for the rest of your life • Skill • Communication style • Support services • Rehabilitation • Professional colleagues • Other patient contact – support group • Second opinion

  6. Prepare well thought-through questions • Following diagnosis • Before biopsy • Choosing the right treatment • Options • Side effects and follow up • Recovering and rehabilitation • Advanced cancer

  7. Get involved • Talk to other patients • Participate in support groups and collectively gain confidence of medical professionals • Stay up to date with new qualified information • Make contact with helpful organizations ie The Prostate Net, USTOO, PCFA etc • Talk to your family, friends and colleagues • Spread the word

  8. www.prostate.org.au