Prostate Cancer Probes
More accuracy in diagnosis
Two new probes donated to the Urology Service are enabling men with suspected prostate cancer to be more accurately diagnosed.
The endocavity bi-plane transducer probes were purchased thanks to generous support from the community, which saw $70,000 raised during Flinders Foundation’s June 2017 Prostate Cancer Appeal.
The new equipment allows specialists to biopsy thousands of men with suspected prostate cancer each year transperineally rather than using the trans-rectal method - providing a more complete view of the prostate.
The probes will also help specialists to more confidently place men on a surveillance program, so they can maintain their functionality for longer.
72-year old Aldinga man Neville, who has terminal prostate cancer, along with his wife Chris, were strong advocates for purchasing this equipment. Neville shared his story with the community to raise awareness and spent many weeks collecting donations to help purchase the probes.
Read more about the prostate cancer probes here.
There’s more to be done to help men with prostate cancer. Speak with the Flinders Foundation team today by email or on (08) 8204 5216.