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  • Staging prostate cancer

    cancer information / cancer types / prostate cancer / staging

    Knowing the stage of your prostate cancer helps your treatment team to plan your treatment. Staging is based on the results of the tests you have...

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  • Taking control: Living with prostate cancer

    cancer information / cancer types / taking control living with prostate cancer

    * * “You have prostate cancer.” Hearing you have prostate cancer is usually a huge shock. Many men view prostate cancer as a “death sentence”. We now...

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  • Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

    cancer information / treatment / continence and prostate guide for men and prostate surgery

    Bladder weakness, or urinary incontinence, is experienced by many men following surgery for prostate cancer. This is a common problem, however many men find this the...

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  • Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

    cancer information / treatment / continence and prostate guide for men and prostate surgery

    Bladder weakness, or urinary incontinence, is experienced by many men following surgery for prostate cancer. This is a common problem, however many men find this the...

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  • Glossary

    cancer information / cancer types / prostate cancer / glossary

    *adjuvant treatment* – a treatment that is done along with the main treatment or after it *anaesthetic (local or general*) – a medication given to stop a...

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  • Prostate Group

    events / prostate group

    Held four times per month: 1st Tuesday McDonalds Merivale 2nd Tuesday Pipe Band Hall, New World Carpark, Rangiora 3rd Tuesday Cancer Society Centre 4th Wednesday Lincoln...

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  • Advanced cancer

    cancer information / living with cancer / advanced cancer

    Introduction This information may be useful if you have advanced cancer and are looking for information and support. Cancer that has advanced beyond early stages is called many...

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  • What is cancer?

    cancer information / cancer types / prostate cancer / what is cancer

    Cancer is a disease of the body’s *cells*. It starts in our *genes*. Our bodies are constantly making new cells: to enable us to grow, to...

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  • Secondary cancer in the bone

    cancer information / cancer types / secondary cancer in the bone

    This information is about cancer that has spread from the part of the body where it started, called its primary site, to the bone. Sometimes cells break...

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  • Secondary cancer in the bone

    cancer information / cancer types / secondary cancer in the bone

    This information is about cancer that has spread from the part of the body where it started, called its primary site, to the bone. Sometimes cells break...

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