A free public information evening on prostate cancer will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 5pm in the South Court Hotel, Limerick.
Staff from UL Hospitals Group and the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre will discuss prostate cancer and potential treatment options.
Speakers on the evening are to include:
- Dr Nemeer Osman, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Limerick
- Dr Mazen El Bassiouni, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre
- Dr Jody Khan, Specialist Registrar in Urology, UL Hospitals Group
Members of the public who attend the information evening will leave with a better understanding of what to expect in the prostate cancer journey. Patients, along with friends and family, are welcome to attend. Approximately 300 men currently attend for ongoing care for prostate cancer in the UL Hospitals Group.
The National Cancer Strategy recognises the importance of public engagement. Feedback from men from the MidWest who have undergone at least one line of treatment for prostate cancer has shown that patients would like to be better informed. This finding emerged through the Limerick sessions of the national Prostate Cancer Psychosocial Education Programme, developed by the Irish Cancer Society for prostate cancer survivors.