6 April 2021

Life after prostate cancer

Cancer Clinical

Dr David Lim and Dr Michael Gillman discuss how best to manage patients post-surgery.


  • The diagnosis of prostate cancer can be overwhelming, leading patients to rush into surgery without considering the long term consequences of surgical treatment.
  • Most patients will survive prostate cancer but up to 70% report significant adverse impacts on quality of life post-surgery.
  • After surgery, a team is needed to care for them: a GP, a physiotherapist to manage urinary incontinence, a specialist to attend to the prevention of erectile dysfunction and a psychologist to manage issues that may arise.

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Dr Michael Gillman, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; Affiliate member, Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM)

Total time: 39 mins

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