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Advanced Prostate Cancer Xplained written by doctors, for patients.

Psoriasis Xplained. Written by Doctros, for Patients.

ADVANCED PROSTATE
CANCER XPLAINED

Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Advanced Prostate Cancer Xplained takes us on David’s journey with Advanced Prostate Cancer in an engaging, informative and entertaining story.
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REAL EXPERIENCES

Based on David’s story with
Advanced Prostate Cancer.

WRITTEN BY Professionals

Written by doctors in the field for up to date
and correct information.

PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS

Reviewed by doctors, specialists
and nurses.

INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Shared with a focus group of patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer for first hand experience.

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Meet David

David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2011 following a routine annual blood test. He has two daughters and three granddaughters. He lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife Jan. He is president of the Nepean Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support group. He says that life has never come real easy for him but he believes in setting goals and persisting.

Reviews

“I love that analogy… ‘Hurdle, not a roadblock’. I will use that with my patients!”
“I thought I knew a lot about prostate cancer but after reading this I have a far greater understanding about the issues and treatment.”
“Simple step by step method and language.”
“It reinforces that things can change very quickly in life even if you are healthy and have regular check ups.”
“I found this so informative that I am booking a appointment with my doctor for a check up including a PSA test.”
“I think this App is easy to understand and relate to, it doesn’t go on to long. Very user friendly.”
“I thought the story line, combined with all the complex information, works well.”

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Community

A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EFFORT

A wide community contributed to Advanced Prostate Cancer Xplained. The starting point being the story of David. From this, we involved medical experts, relevant medical bodies & institutions. The story was then peer reviewed & shared with a focus group of people with a Advanced Prostate Cancer to help evolve & optimise the content. Thank you to all involved!

Professor Tony Costello MD FRACS FRCSI(hon) MB BS
Associate Professor Declan Murphy MB BCH BaO FRACS FRCS Urol
Dr Laurence Krieger MBBS, FRACP
Associate Professor Andrew Kneebone
Prof Ian DavisMB BS PhD FRACP FAChPM
Dr Jane CroweMBBS Hons, Mast GP Psychiatry
Helen CroweRN BAppSci, GDip Epi Biostats, MSNurs
Associate Professor Anthony Lowe CEO- Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia
Jim MarshallConvenor – Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group
Professor Tony Costello MD FRACS FRCSI(hon) MB BS
Associate Professor Declan Murphy MB BCH BaO FRACS FRCS Urol
Dr Laurence Krieger MBBS, FRACP
Associate Professor Andrew Kneebone
Prof Ian DavisMB BS PhD FRACP FAChPM
Dr Jane CroweMBBS Hons, Mast GP Psychiatry
Helen CroweRN BAppSci, GDip Epi Biostats, MSNurs
Associate Professor Anthony Lowe CEO- Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia
Jim MarshallConvenor – Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group

About Medicine X

MEDICINE X IS MEDICINE XPLAINED BY DOCTORS, FOR PATIENTS
Medicine X translates complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging story – so that every person regardless of age, gender, culture and condition, can have access to medical information they can understand and relate to. Working as a doctor, Medicine X’s founder realised that many patients were confused about their diagnoses, and didn’t have a proper understanding of their conditions or treatments. There was a disconnect between the language that doctors use, and what patients understand. Because of this, many people feel hopeless and anxious at a very difficult time in their lives.

This is why Medicine X was created. We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients should feel informed and empowered so they can become engaged in their personal and medical decisions.

Medicine X connects the stories of real people with artists and medical experts, to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.

For more info about Medicine X visit www.medicinex.com

PARTNERSHIPS

Medicine X would like to thank their sponsor Astellas Pharma Australia and partners Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group for their collaboration on Advanced Prostate Cancer Xplained

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Astellas Pharma Australia is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those impacted by cancer through continued development of target treatments and support solutions for patients and their caregivers

For more info about Astellas Pharma Australia visit
www.astellas.com.au

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

They are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

For more info about Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia visit
www.prostate.org.au

Australian Prostate Cancer Research supports men living with prostate cancer by providing best practice, research validated models of care and treatment, and facilitates research to find a cure.

For more info about APCR visit
www.prostatecancerresearch.org.au

Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group helps Australian men whose cancer has left the prostate, and the people who care for them, share information and experiences through forums, emails and monthly phone-in meetings (often with an expert guest speaker).

For more info about APCSG visit
www.JimJimJimJim.com

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In accordance with the information standard, the editorial content is written independently of the sponsor and judged free of any conflict of interest. The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this book and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this book is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance
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Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to all that have contributed to Advanced Prostate Cancer Xplained!

Med writer: Dr James Condon
Script writer: Nick Celentano
Art: Akinseye Brown, Dinko Kindalic, Benny Fuentes, Aveliya Design

Reviewers:
Case Study
David

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Associate Professor Anthony Lowe
Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Groups, Jim Marshall
Australian Prostate Cancer Research

Expert health professionals

Professor Tony Costello, Director of Urology, VIC
Associate Professor Declan Murphy, Specialist Uro-Oncologist, VIC
Dr Laurence Krieger, Medical Oncologist, NSW
Associate Professor Andrew Kneebone, Radiation Oncologist, NSW
Professor Ian Davis, Medical Oncologist, VIC
Dr Jane Crowe, Prostate Cancer Specialist GP, VIC
Helen Crowe, Urology Nurse Practitioner, VIC

Thank you to other community members who contributed feedback on the Medicine X Facebook page.

Kindly Sponsored by Astellas Oncology

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