Australian Association of Gerontology webinar - role of physical activity in prostate cancer survivorship

Keogh, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or Presentation Outside of an Organised EventInvited Talk

Description

WEBINAR - Role of physical activity in prostate cancer survivorship
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for males in many countries including Australia and New Zealand, with older men more at risk of developing this cancer than their younger counterparts. While improvements in detection and treatment have resulted in very high five year survival rates for prostate cancer, many of these treatments still have substantial negative effects on older men’s health, including increased risk of chronic disease, reduced physical function and mental health. Substantial evidence now indicates that exercise can reduce many of these treatment related side-effects, however too many men with prostate cancer are still in sufficiently physically active.

Theme one: What is prostate cancer and what are the common treatment approaches and treatment related side-effects? (Dr Joseph Ischia, Urologist, University of Melbourne, Austin Health)

Theme two: What is the evidence surrounding the benefits, barriers and facilitators to physical activity and exercise and men with prostate cancer? (Associate Prof Justin Keogh, Bond University Gold Coast)

Theme three: The personal experiences of a urologist regarding the benefits he observes and challenges he faces in promoting physical activity and exercise to his prostate cancer patients. (Dr Joseph Ischia, Urologist, University of Melbourne, Austin Health)
Period5 Sep 2017
Held atAustralian Association of Gerontology, Australia
Degree of RecognitionNational