PROSTATE(CANCER) SUPPORT AWARENESS

ADELAIDE GROUP

Proudly affiliated with the
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION of AUSTRALIA

Providing support for men with Prostate Cancer
and their families

www.psaadelaide.org

Mailing Address:-
PSA Prostate Cancer Support Group
c/o 69 Folkestone Rd
Sth Brighton, SA 5048
Ian at (08) 8296 3350
or Jeff on (08) 8277 3424


Meetings Normally third Monday of each Month, Feb to Nov (check dates below in case of alterations) at 7pm   map
Community Room, Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
2014 - The Adelaide Group has merged with the Mitcham Support Group, 2014 meetings will be at Colonel Light Gardens Community Club, see here for details.
2013
Feb 18
3rd Mon

Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers, plus Bradley Williams from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 18
3rd Mon

Dr Richard Wells, Urologist

Fullarton Park Centre
Apr 15
3rd Mon
David Cronin will show us how Fun, Laughter, Humour and Play have helped many and how to increase our level in life with some tools and models. See LaughLine website. Fullarton Park Centre
May 20
3rd Mon
General Discussion lead by Peter Fairbrother. Fullarton Park Centre
June 17
3rd Mon
Summary of PCFA National Support Group Leader Training Conference in Melbourne in May by Ian Fisk Fullarton Park Centre
July 15
3rd Mon
Ian Richards, Support Group and Outreach Coordinator - Central Australia Chapter of the PCFA will speak about his role. Fullarton Park Centre

Aug 19
3rd Mon

A DonateLife SA Organ Donation Co-ordinator will speak to us about organ donation Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 26
4th Thur
7pm
Joint meeting with the Mitcham Support Group to hear a talk by Dr Nick Brook Colonel Light Gardens RSL Club   map
Oct 21
3rd Mon
Dr. Luke Selth on the latest Prostate Cancer research Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 18
3rd Mon
Ian and Pam Fisk will speak on the Prostate Cancer Research Institute Conference Sept 6-8 in Los Angeles. (last meeting of the group. The group has merged with the Mitcham Group, future meetings will be at the Colonel Light Gardens RSL Club. See here Fullarton Park Centre
2012
Feb 20
3rd Mon

Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers.

Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 19
3rd Mon

Bob Such will speak about his colourful career

Fullarton Park Centre
Apr 16
3rd Mon
Rex A Symons SA Field Representative for Craniofacial Australia Fullarton Park Centre
May 21
3rd Mon
DVDs Fullarton Park Centre
June 18
3rd Mon
Dr Nathan Harten, PhD ESSAM AEP Director/Exercise Physiologist iNform Health & Fitness Solutions on 'benefits of exercise on ADT' Fullarton Park Centre
July 16
3rd Mon
Julie Marker (check Cancer Voices website for details on Julie) will speak on Cancer Voices SA Fullarton Park Centre
Aug 20
3rd Monday
Associate Professor Eva Bezak Chief Physicist Royal Adelaide Hospital will speak on 'Radiotherapy - facts and future' Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 17
3rd Monday

Lauren Wood (RAH Prostate Cancer Nurse)

YouTube Video about Prostate Cancer Nurses

Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 15
3rd Monday
someone from the Independent Living Centre telling us about "Information about products and services to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life" Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 19
3rd Monday
Prof Ross McKinnon, Director of Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Fullarton Park Centre
2011
Feb 21 2011
3rd Mon

Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers.

Speaker will be Prof. Neil Piller on Lymphoedema

Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 21 2011
3rd Mon

COTA talk on Medicines and You - Healthy Sleep

Fullarton Park Centre
Apr 18 2011
3rd Mon
Ray Nicholson about his Cancer Experiences(including Prostate), The Cancer Care Centre etc Fullarton Park Centre
May 17 2011
3rd Mon
General Discussion Fullarton Park Centre
June 20 2011
3rd Mon
Kevin O'Shaughnessy on Supportive Care for Men and their Partners
Fullarton Park Centre
July 18
3rd Mon
Luke Bain from Men's Health SA and Centre Link   Fullarton Park Centre
Aug 15
3rd Mon
Stephanie Miller from Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc.   Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 19
3rd Mon
Member Paul Ferrett will give a presentation of his personal "Tour de France"   Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 17
3rd Mon
TBA   Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 21
3rd Mon
Digital Skin Examination much better than DRE by Dr Bruce Wauchope of Bedford Medical Centre (MoleMax) Dr Bruce Wauchope Fullarton Park Centre
2010
Feb 15 2010
3rd Mon

Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers.

Cancer Council SA - presentation by Kathriye Strassnick and others about what services and information the Cancer Council SA has for all. Their 'Staying Healthy After Cancer Program' will get special attention. 2010 Flyer See their Vision, Statement of purpose etc here

Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 15 2010
3rd Mon

Rob George - Topic - Advances in Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy - a look at the future. brief CV

Fullarton Park Centre
Apr 19 2010
3rd Mon

Geoff Coombe on 'Do It for Life' a SA Gov Department of Health Program.

Fullarton Park Centre
May 17 2010
3rd Mon
Dr Joe Abadia - Men's Health Clinic, Seaton Fullarton Park Centre
June 21 2010
3rd Mon
General Discussion on how we are going plus a DVD? Fullarton Park Centre
July 19 2010
3rd Mon
Diabetes Educator Tracey Burrough from Diabetes SA Fullarton Park Centre
Aug 16 2010
3rd Mon
COTA talk on Beyond Maturity Blues Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 20 2010
3rd Mon
David Evans 'Prostate Cancer from a Pathologist’s
point of view'
Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 18 2010
3rd Mon
Dr Lloyd Evans will speak on some of his locum experiences on Thursday Island, and Torres Strait Islands.
Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 15 2010
3rd Mon
BrightSky (specialist healthcare products) 'show and tell' by Sonia Mackay Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 25 2010

Shared social dinner with the Mitcham Support Group at . Please ring Roland Harris on 8277 2138 by Nov 18 if you will be attending.

Racquets, 1303 South Rd, St. Marys
2009
Feb 16 2009
3rd Mon

Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers and general discussion.

Without a successful Election of Officers there will no be a future for the group. It is essential that vacant positions of Chairmain, Treasure and Librarian be filled.

Note Most of the positions were filled! See March Prostate Supporter

Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 16 2009
3rd Mon

Dr Alan Stapleton will be available for a question and answer session.

Fullarton Park Centre
April 20 2009
3rd Mon
Kevin O'Shaughnessy will speak in regard to his recent research in S.A. concerning men who have had a prostatectomy. His study provides an insight into issues men face and experience after prostatic surgery.
Fullarton Park Centre
May 18 2009
3rd Mon
General discussion evening, including an address by Paul Redman, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Support Group Service Manager.
Fullarton Park Centre
June 15 2009
3rd Mon
Rosalie Donhardt, Continence Nurse Adviser with Disability SA, (also on the SA committee of the Continence Foundation of Australia) and Registered Nurse will speak on Continence issues for Men and Women
Fullarton Park Centre
July 20 2009
3rd Mon
Morgan Atkinson Churchill Fellowship Awardee in 2008 for 'Exercise rehabilitation interventions for cancer patients'. Morgan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing.
Fullarton Park Centre
Aug 17 2009
3rd Mon
Light hearted humorous meeting with some bush poetry from Maurie O'Brien and reading of a Gordon Weston prostate experience poem.   Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 21 2009
3rd Mon
General Discussion   Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 19 2009
3rd Mon
Dr Vanessa Thompson, B Sc, PhD from the Hansen Institute on their Prostate Cancer projects and latest developments (topics tbc)   Fullarton Park Centre

Nov 16 2009
3rd Mon

Nov 27 Fri

Meeting - Carole Pinnock about the new publication 'Consumer Guide: Advanced Prostate Cancer'

plus Dinner with Mitcham Group
Check Prostate Supporter for details

 

Fullarton Park Centre

Colonel Light Gardens RSL Club

2008
Feb 18 2008
3rd Mon
Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers. Special guest Speaker will be Derrick McManus Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 17 2008
3rd Mon
Date is Supporter is incorrect
Ms Judy Brookstrom, Therapist with the Panic Anxiety Disorder Association. She has been conducting anxiety programs and information sessions for many years. Fullarton Park Centre
April 21st
3rd Monday
Guest speaker will be Ms Belle McCaleb, naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist at the Cancer Care Centre Naturopathy Clinic, providing nutritional medicine for prostate cancer support. Summary here. Fullarton Park Centre
May 19th
3rd Monday
Guest speaker will be Dr Mary Brooksbank, director of the Palliative Care Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Fullarton Park Centre
June 16
3rd Monday

Frances Coombe, President of the S.A. Voluntary Euthanasia Society, who will speak about medical wills, health wishes, voluntary euthanasia as an option of last resort and the prospect of voluntary euthanasia being enacted in S.A. with defined safeguards.

Fullarton Park Centre
July 21
3rd Monday
General Discussion Fullarton Park Centre
Aug 18
3rd Monday
Denby Steele, will give a lecture on Brachytherapy Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 15
3rd Monday
Medical Physicist(RAH), Wendy Tuckwell Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 20
3rd Monday
Dr. Carole Pinnock, Research Scientist from the Daw Park Repat. Hospital. - An Illustrated Lecture. Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 17
3rd Monday
Arthur Seager will chair the meeting and speak in regard to diet, supplements and healthy foods plus Arthur and Kathie Seager will prepare a prostate healthy meal. Fullarton Park Centre
Fri
Nov 21
7.0pm

dinner at RSL Club

choice of a few mains and desserts. On average mains are about $10 - $12 each and desserts $4 - $5 each so about $15.00 all up, plus drinks

Please ring Jeff Roberts on 8277-3424 or Ian Fisk on 8296 3350 if wishing to attend.
Please ring before Nov 14

Colonel Light Gardens RSL Club

4 Prince George Parade Colonel Light Gardens

2007
Feb 19 2007
3rd Mon
Annual General Meeting with the Election of Officers. The meeting will be opened for a General Discussion amongst members. Fullarton Park Centre
Mar 19 2007
3rd Mon
Medical Oncologist Dr. Tony Michele on hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, taxotere etc and also on medical treatments for radiotherapy burns (e.g. burnt rectums and diarrhoea) Fullarton Park Centre
Apr 16 2007
3rd Mon

Mr. Ray Nicholson from the Cancer Care Centre, Unley, dealing with “meditation” and the various activities carried out at the centre.

Fullarton Park Centre
May 21 2007
3rd Mon
Dr. Kim Moretti, Urologist, will talk about High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Fullarton Park Centre
Jun 18 2007
3rd Mon
Jan Rowe from the Repat Hospital Daw Park Fullarton Park Centre
July 16 2007
3rd Mon
A General Discussion Night amongst members. Also short videos. Fullarton Park Centre

Aug 20 2007
3rd Mon
Starting 7.30

Graeme Goodings will speak on his bowel cancer experience. Fullarton Park Centre
Sept 17 2007
3rd Mon
Anne Collins will give us a talk about raising funds for the PCFA by way of wine tastings and luncheons. Over the last 7 years she has raised $25,000. She will also talk about the tragic death of her husband. Fullarton Park Centre
Oct 15 2007
3rd Mon
John Mayes, our research librarian will speak about 'Using one's Mind to help Heal one's Body.'
Fullarton Park Centre
Nov 19 2007
3rd Mon
Professor Gary Wittert on ageing, reproductive health, obesity and cardiovascular disease and lifestyle in men. Fullarton Park Centre
Sun
Nov 25 2007
The date for our Annual BBQ at Chapel Hill Map in Nov Newsletter

PAST MEETINGS (2004,2005,2006)

PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Brochure with the Adelaide Group Contact Information

Brochure(Association of Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc.(click to see pdf file))
(updated Mar 2009)

A fund titled ‘the Trevor Hunt Scholarship Fund’ is being set up by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia as a tribute to this great man and long serving National SAC and Action group member in South Australia.
All donations for other tributes should be channelled into this fund to honour the wishes of Coralie Hunt and her children. The money will go assist in the training Prostate Nurses working in SA.
Simply use an In Memoriam envelope and mark it ‘in memory of Trevor Hunt’ so that all donations are allocated to the correct fund.

Our Library

The books and videos on the linked list are only available for loan by members of the PSA Adelaide Group. Members must personally collect them from our Librarian on meeting nights. (and return them the same way!).
Some of the books and videos available(Click to get the Acrobat pdf file)
updated Mar 2010

Documents on this Site

PROSTATE SUPPORTER The newsletter of the Prostate Cancer Support and Action Groups of South Australia
Ms Belle McCaleb, naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist at the Cancer Care Centre Naturopathy Clinic, providing nutritional medicine for prostate cancer support. Summary of April 2008 presentation here.
Dec 2007 Newsletter, SeptOct2007 Newsletter, John Mayes Full talk report, August 2007 Newsletter, July 2007 Newsletter
June 2007 Newsletter 269 Acrobat Reader pdf file
Apr 2007 Newsletter 241k Acrobat Reader pdf file, Full 4 page report on Joe Bridges walk here
Mar 2007 Newsletter 335k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Feb 2007 Newsletter 122k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Nov 2006 Newsletter 211k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Oct 2006 Newsletter 270k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Sept 2006 Newsletter 296k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Aug 2006 Newsletter 284k Acrobat Reader pdf file
July 2006 Newsletter 306k Acrobat Reader pdf file
June 2006 Newsletter 257k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Apr/May 2006 Newsletter 253k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Mar 2006 Newsletter(part) 260k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Feb 2006 Newsletter (part) 300k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Nov 2005 Newsletter(part) 408k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Oct 2005 Newsletter(part) 257k Acrobat Reader pdf file (includes Dr. Graham Sinclair Lecture)
Sept 2005 Newsletter(part) 252k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Aug 2005 Newsletter(part) 330k Acrobat Reader pdf file   PCFA Sept Prostate Cancer Month Media Release
July 2005 Newsletter(part) 297k Acrobat Reader pdf file
May June Newsletter(part) 201k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Apr 2005 Newsletter(part) 87k Acrobat Reader pdf file
Mar 2005 Newsletter(part) (163k Acrobat Reader pdf file) 464k Version with higher resolution graphics
Cause for hope in battle against prostate cancer(AFR article Mar 3 2005)
Feb 2005 Newsletter(part) (129k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
An Adelaide's Man Experience with an Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)
Oct/Nov 2004 Newsletter (part) (440k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
Sept 2004 Newsletter (part) (120k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
July/Aug 2004 Newsletter (part) (82k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
June 2004 Newsletter (part) including notes on Lecture by Dr Linda Swaney (87k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
May 2004 Newsletter (part) including notes on Lecture by Bob Mackenzie(101k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
April 2004 Newsletter (part) including notes on Lecture by John Mayes (89k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
Basis behind a Dietary Approach to combating Prostate Cancer(revised again May 04). By John Mayes (64k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
March 2004 Newsletter (part) including notes on Lecture by Villis Marshall (121k Acrobat Reader pdf file)
Dr Alan Stapleton's lecture, Nov 2003, What turns prostate cancer cells on?
Dr Alan Stapleton's lecture on Hormone Therapy
ABC Prostate Cancer Fact File
I Fisk Brachytherapy Slide Show Acrobat Reader pdf version (338k) Updated May 2008
Graph of PSA Oct 2002 to April 2009
A version of this is on the ABC Your Story Section see Here
Selenium and Prostate Cancer by Graham Lyons  Acrobat Reader Verson
Andrology Australia with "Focus on Prostate Cancer" in Issue No.4 (968k pdf file)
Andrology Australia with "Focus on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" in Issue No 7 (350k pdf file)
Lecture by Urologist Mr. Graham Sinclair. 10.3.03, Acrobat Reader version
Lecture by Professor Villis Marshall "What's new where are we at" at May 2002 meeting
Continence Notes from July 7, 2003 Newsletter
Life's in the Pink
One of our members, Barry Oakley, has written a new book. Barry's new book is called "Life's in the Pink". It deals with life in general and overcoming problems he encountered after having had a prostatectomy some years ago. It is now available. The cost is $5.00 per copy plus $1.60 postage. Just drop Barry a line at:-

Unit 248
LHI
1215 Grand Junction Rd.
Hope Valley 5090

or give Barry a ring on (08) 8265 3446

or download a pdf version from here (444k)

Barry has been good enough to give us the following information about himself:-
( see his picture in our April 04 Newsletter.)

"I have been a cancer survivor for 9 years, but I am always conscious of living in uncertainty. For the first three years my PSA blood count was less than 0.5. Nothing to worry about there, even if I do get a bit twitchy at blood test time. Since then it has been slowly rising up to 4.8 and still rising. I have to go onto hormone treatment. In the meantime I believe that if you eat good food (I have cut out red meats) and give your immune system a boost with some supplements, then it will put your body into a position of advantage in fighting the little sods. I am fortunate in having a good Urologist who is positive and encouraging."

if you don't have Acrobat Reader click

Updated Friday February 7, 2014 11:48

Links, even More Links

PCFA Central Australia Chapter

Adelaide-Mitcham Prostate Cancer Support Group

Barossa Prostate Cancer Support Group

McLaren Districts Support Group

Mitcham Support Group

Murray Bridge Support Group

Payneham Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support City of Onkaparinga Group

Port Pirie Support Group

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