Prostate cancer treatment near Braddon

A person with a suspected or confirmed prostate cancer should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP)

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer involves a team of specialists.

Initial referral should be to a urologist for diagnosis. Discussion should occur with both a urologist and radiation oncologist prior to treatment starting. 

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatment for prostate cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with prostate cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Surgery for prostate cancer

Hospitals for prostate cancer surgery are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Braddon ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Braddon ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with prostate cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests should be arranged by the general practitioner (GP) and may include:

  • a prostate specific antigen (PSA) level
  • measurement of free-to-total PSA ratio (blood tests).

  • Initial tests should be performed within one week of general practitioner (GP) presentation.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within six to 12 weeks of the initial GP appointment if they present with no symptoms. Earlier if symptomatic.
  • Treatment should commence within three months after diagnosis.

More information about the prostate cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for prostate cancer Quick reference guide for health professionals
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages.

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