Free public lecture to educate Southland community on prostate cancer

Southern DHB and Dunedin School of Medicine have warmly invited the Southland community to attend a free public lecture about prostate cancer at the new Southland Hospital Campus Education Centre this Wednesday August 22.

Three experienced Southern DHB clinicians – Urologists Mr Michael Stotzer and Mr Michael Vincent, and Dunedin-based Radiation Oncologist Dr Shaun Costello – will present and discuss the latest prostate cancer findings, including diagnoses, screening and modern treatment options.

“Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand men aged over 50 years and around 3,000 men are diagnosed each year,” says Southern DHB Colorectal Surgeon, Associate Dean Southland and Associate Professor, Konrad Richter. “Early detection can lead to very high survival rates. Though screening has been controversial, it has been shown to improve survival.”

Prostate Cancer Screening and Management – Clearing up Controversy
Wednesday August 22
Southland Hospital Education Centre
Doors open 6pm, Lecture commences 7pm
To register please email: madge.storm@southerndhb.govt.nz

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